Man City and Liverpool 'join race' for £60m Newcastle United target as Yankuba Minteh talks planned

Your round-up of the latest Newcastle United stories ahead of Monday's Premier League clash against Chelsea.
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Newcastle United are back in Premier League action on Monday when they travel to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea. Eddie Howe's side got back to winning ways with a convincing 3-0 win at home to Wolves last weekend and will hope to build on that in what will be a tough away-day.

The Magpies have struggled to rediscover last season's consistency since the turn of the year but victory in London will send them into the March international break on a high. In the meantime, The Shields Gazette has rounded up some of the latest headlines coming out of St James' Park.

City join Neto Race

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Manchester City and Liverpool are the latest names to be linked with interest in Newcastle target Pedro Neto. The Telegraph reports that Neto is set to be the subject of 'intense' interest from a number of top Premier League clubs with two title challengers now keeping a close eye on the situation.

Newcastle have previously been linked with a move for Neto, with Howe expected to strengthen on the right-wing. Miguel Almiron has been the most regular option this season but has just three Premier League goals to his name.

The report adds that any move for Neto is expected to cost at least £60m with Wolves in a strong position thanks to the level of interest in their winger. Arsenal have also been interested in the 24-year-old, ensuring Newcastle will face fierce competition if they are to make a move.

Minteh talks

Newcastle are set to hold talks with Feyenoord over the future of young winger Yankuba Minteh. NewcastleWorld reports that the Dutch club are keen to secure another season-long loan deal after an impressive first season in the Eredivisie.

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Minteh made the move from Danish side Odense Boldklub to Newcastle in a deal worth £7m last summer but was instantly sent out on loan to develop. The 19-year-old has six goals and two assists in 18 league games and has excelled under the management of Arne Slot.

“Newcastle United will discuss this in April," Feyenoord technical director Dennis te Kloese recently said. "But he’s getting better. His speed is incredible and he is still very young.”