Newcastle United briefing: Tammy Abraham 'talks', exclusive Tim Krul interview

Tammy Abraham
Tammy Abraham

Newcastle United are looking to clinch a second deal after signing Christian Atsu.

The club yesterday confirmed that former loanee Christian Atsu had signed a four-year deal.

And Newcastle are said to be looking to sign another Chelsea player on loan.

We also have an exclusive interview with Tim Krul.

Here's your daily briefing:

Teenage kicks

Christian Atsu

Christian Atsu

Rafa Benitez is looking to strengthen his attacking options ahead of United's return to the Premier League.

And the club has reportedly been given permission to speaking to Chelsea's Tammy Abraham, who spent this season on loan at Bristol City.

Abraham scored 23 league goals for the Championship club.

The 19-year-old is also said to be a target for Brighton and Hove Albion, who were promoted along with Newcastle.

Rafa Benitez

Rafa Benitez

Meanwhile, Atsu – who scored five goals for the club during his season-long loan – has reacted to his £6.2million move to St James's Park.

The 25-year-old said on Twitter: "“I’m delighted to sign permanently for @nufc! Can’t wait to get started next season.”

Dutch courage

Krul is finally looking forward after putting his knee injury behind him.

Tim Krul

Tim Krul

The goalkeeper – who ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament playing for Holland in October 2015 – hopes to end his season on a high by helping loan club AZ Alkmaar qualify for the Europa League.

Krul will look to impress Benitez when he reports back to Newcastle for the start of pre-season training on July 3.

“It’s been a while – I’m looking forward to going back there after completing my loan at AZ," said the 29-year-old.

“I’ve been at Newcastle for 11 seasons. It’s part of my life – a massive part of my life.

“My wife is from Newcastle. My little girl was born in Newcastle. I’ve got more links to Newcastle than just football. That’s something to be massively proud of.”

Krul has also opened up about his long journey back to fitness.

Meanwhile, Rob Elliot, another of United's goalkeepers, has spoken about his hopes for next season.

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