Newcastle United transfer news: Magpies continue to pursue Diego Carlos, Atalanta chief speaks about Robin Gosens links - RECAP

Newcastle United have been dealt blows in their pursuit of Sven Botman and Donny van de Beek.

By Joe Buck
Monday, 17th January 2022, 2:32 pm

Lille president Olivier Letang has revealed that despite great Newcastle United interest, the Ligue 1 side will not sell Sven Botman this window.

Speaking to RMC, Letang confirmed that Botman is still a major part of Lille’s plans going forward:

“We had enquiries last summer for Sven but we were clear in saying that we needed Sven this season," Letang said.

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"We had a run in the Champions League and we managed to finish first in our group. We have big objectives for the end of the season so Sven will stay with us until the end of the season to help us achieve these objectives.”

With Botman unlikely, Diego Carlos is the man Newcastle have seemingly turned to and hopes remain that a deal can be agreed soon.

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Welcome to our transfer blog!

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Two days after their disappointing late draw with Watford, Newcastle look once again to the transfer market in a bid to improve their squad, ahead of a crucial few months.

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RMC Sport report that Newcastle United have approached PSG over a potential move for goalkeeper Keylor Navas.

Navas, 35, is seen as a short-term solution to Newcastle’s defensive problems - only Norwich City have conceded more than the Magpies this season.

However, reports from France suggest that PSG have no interest in seeing Navas depart the club, particularly midway through a season where they still harbour hopes of being successful domestically and in europe.

Donny van de Beek rejection

Manchester United’ midfielder Donny van de Beek has reportedly rejected a loan move to Newcastle because of their current position in the Premier League table (Telegraph)

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Atalanta Chief on Gosens speculation

Atalanta director Umberto Marino has spoken about speculation linking Newcastle United with Germany international Robin Gosens:

“Every day we read in the newspapers of Atalanta players in talks with Newcastle. It seems like a lottery. We’re waiting for Gosens to come back from injury.”

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Chelsea join race for Hugo Ekitike

Newcastle may have been dealt a fresh blow in their chances to sign striker Hugo Ekitike as another Premier League side have reportedly enquired about his availability.

West Ham and Newcastle were believed to be the main interested parties in Ekitike’s signature this month, however, it is now being reported that Chelsea have also shown interest regarding a move for the 19-year-old.

Ekitike has got eight goals and three assists in Ligue 1 this season and has been attracting attention from clubs across Europe.

His club Reims are reluctant to sell the striker this month and may be more open to a deal at the end of the season - something Chelsea are reportedly willing to accept.

Tottenham Hotspur have also been credited with an interest, however, it is believed that Reims asking price for the teenager, around £25m, is too high for many clubs to lodge a serious offer.

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