Newcastle made ‘verbal offer’ for Marseille star as former-Middlesbrough player Dean Windass backs David Brooks for move to Tyneside

Newcastle United face Manchester United on Saturday, still searching for their first win of the season.

Here, we take a look at some of the latest stories surrounding Newcastle United:

Newcastle’s ‘verbal offer’ for Kamara

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According to L’Equipe, Newcastle United submitted a ‘verbal offer’ for Marseille’s Boubacar Kamara during the summer transfer window.

Newcastle United reportedly submitted a 'verbal offer' for Marseille's Boubacar Kamara (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

This ‘verbal offer’ was believed to be around €14m, however, Marseille valued the player at roughly double that amount.

Kamara had been linked with Newcastle throughout the summer but also had garnered interest from Wolves, Sevilla and Bayern Munich.

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Although no concrete offer was submitted, Newcastle were believed to be the closest of any interested party to getting a deal done.

However, it looks like they may have missed their chance as Kamara has now reportedly been offered a new contract by Marseille which would keep him at the Ligue 1 side until 2024.

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Brooks transfer backed by pundit

On deadline day, it was reported that Newcastle had submitted a bid to sign David Brooks from Bournemouth.

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However, his club were quick to come out and quash any rumours of a move for the Welshman.

Former-Middlesbrough player Dean Windass believes this may have been a missed opportunity for Newcastle and that a move for Brooks would have been a good decision.

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Speaking to Football FanCast, Windass said: “You can’t just rely on Callum Wilson.

“Brooks is a good player. He can play in the Premier League and he is the type that Steve [Bruce] would probably like.

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[He’s a] Welsh international, did very well in the Premier League when Bournemouth played there, young boy as well.”

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