Manchester United ‘interested’ in Newcastle United star as Crystal Palace ‘lead race’ for Magpies-linked Chelsea ace

The end of the summer transfer window is in sight, but speculation over both incomings and outgoings at St James’s park remains rife.

It has been yet another exceptionally busy day on the transfer front at Newcastle United with reports that the Magpies have submitted an improved bid for Watford’s Joao Pedro.

Newcastle remain ‘hopeful’ that an agreement with the Hornets can be reached, however, interest from Everton may have complicated matters as the Toffees eye a replacement for Chelsea-bound Anthony Gordon.

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Whilst all attention remains on whether Newcastle can get a deal for Pedro over the line, there has still been plenty of other transfer stories emerge today surrounding the club.

Manchester United have reportedly shown interest in signing Allan Saint-Maximin this summer (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Here, we round-up a selection of the very latest transfer news from St James’s Park and beyond:

Manchester United’s Saint-Maximin interest

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Allan Saint-Maximin has emerged as a potential transfer target for Manchester United, according to French outlet MediaFoot.

Throughout his time on Tyneside Saint-Maximin, who starred against Manchester City at the weekend, has been linked with moves away from the club, with the Red Devil’s just the latest in a long-line of linked clubs.

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Eddie Howe has since played down rumours of a move for the Frenchman, saying: “We’re trying to build the squad. We don’t want to weaken our team.”

A deal for Saint-Maximin will certainly not come cheap for Erik Ten Hag’s side and their pursuit of Ajax winger Antony suggests that the Frenchman is not one of their priority targets this window.

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Palace ‘lead’ Gallagher pursuit

The Mail report that Selhurst Park is the most likely destination for Conor Gallagher this summer should he leave Stamford Bridge.

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Gallagher enjoyed a very successful spell on-loan with the Eagles last season and it’s this time spent at the club that Palace believe could give them the edge in the battle to sign the midfielder, despite interest from West Ham and Newcastle United.

Gallagher started Chelsea’s defeat to Leeds United on Sunday and has been given a more prominent role in Thomas Tuchel’s squad following the injury to N’Golo Kante.

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However, he may be allowed to leave on-loan once again this summer with plenty of interest in his services.