Two international attackers linked with Newcastle, Joel Asoro eyed by Premier League giants; Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool also hit headlines

Newcastle United are reportedly eyeing moves for two international attackers.

Wednesday, 16th May 2018, 10:05 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th May 2018, 10:06 am
Joel Asoro

Rafael Benitez is keen to strength his side's attacking threat next season and has been credited with an interest in Hull City striker Abel Hernandez.

The Birmingham Mail reports that the Uruguayan international, who will be a free agent this summer, has caught the eye of Benitez as the Spaniard eyes some reinforcements up top.

Celtic, Wolves and Nottingham Forest are also said to be keen on a move for the 27-year-old, who netted eight goals in 10 appearances for the Tigers this season having returned from injury in March.

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Newcastle have also been linked with 22-year-old attacking midfielder Donis Avdijaj, who looks set to leave Schalke this summer.

A Kosovan international, Avdijaj is attracting interest from a host of Premier League clubs - including Everton and Huddersfield - according to the Daily Mail.

The German side had high hopes for the midfielder, but he has failed to make an impression at Schalke and was shipped out on loan to Roda JC in Holland this season.

Now with just a year left on his contract, Avdijaj looks set for a move away from the Bundesliga.

Meanwhile at Sunderland, Joel Asoro continues to be linked with a move away from the Stadium of Light with the Daily Star reporting on Sunday that Arsenal and Tottenham have joined Wolves in the race to land the 19-year-old striker.

Here's the rest of the news hitting the headlines today:

Former Newcastle manager Steve McClaren is set for a return to management as he looks set to succeed Ian Holloway at QPR (Sky Sports)

Leicester defender Harry Maguire's future will be decided after the World Cup, with the 25-year-old drawing interest from several Premier League clubs (The Mirror)

Inter Milan will bid for Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan should they qualify for the Champions League (Corriere dello Sport)

Manchester United look to have won the race for Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld, with the Belgian international commanding a fee of over £40million (Evening Standard)

West Ham want to sign Burnley stopper Tom Heaton after Joe Hart's disappointing loan spell at the London Stadium (The Sun)

Mikel Arteta is close to becoming the new Arsenal manager as talks between the Gunners and the Spaniard are progressing well (The Independent)

Liverpool are set to sign young talent Isaac Christie-Davis after the 20-year-old was not offered a new deal at Chelsea (ESPN)