Premier League rumours: Defender 'rejects' Newcastle | Liverpool suffer £65m deal blow | Updates on Chelsea, Manchester United

With the transfer window ticking into its final days, Newcastle United and their Premier League rivals continue to pursue new signings.

Monday, 30th July 2018, 8:50 am
Updated Monday, 30th July 2018, 8:57 am
This defender is said to have turned down Newcastle United

But reports today suggest that Newcastle United could have suffered a blow in their recruitment plans, with reports claiming that a defender has turned down a move to St James's Park.

READ: Martin Dubravka reveals his thoughts on returning to Newcastle after a 'special' timeElsewhere, there are updates on a host of other top flight clubs as transfer activity hots up.

This defender is said to have turned down Newcastle United

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Here's the rumours doing the rounds today:

Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma has turned down a deal to join Newcastle United on loan, according to reports in Turkey. The centre back is supposedly set to join Fenerbahce on a season-long deal after telling the Blues' hierarchy that he did not want to move to Tyneside (Takvim)

ANALYSIS: Miles Starforth delivers his verdict on Newcastle's draw with PortoLiverpool have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund winger Christian Pulisic, with the youngster supposedly in talks with Chelsea despite the Reds' interest in a £65m deal (Mirror)

Real Madrid have launched a £100m double swoop on Chelsea as they look to wrap up deals for Thibaut Courtois and Willian (Mail)

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has played down suggestions that Gareth Bale may re-sign for the club (Sky Sports)

MORE: Gayle's future in doubt as Rafa Benitez chases Rondon dealHarry Maguire is keen on a switch to Manchester United, but will not try to force through a move away from Leicester City - who are reluctant to sell (Mirror)

Fulham are close to sealing a £20m deal for Alfie Mawson, with talks thought to be at an advanced stage (Sky Sports)

Four Premier League clubs - Arsenal, Everton, Crystal Palace and West Ham - are thought to be interested in Gillingham goalkeeper Tomas Holy (Mirror)

Everton are set to offer Jordan Pickford a new long-term contract in an attempt to ward off interest from Chelsea (Times)