Newcastle United linked with loan deal for £40m-rated striker as Magpies see £6m move stall
Newcastle United have cemented their top-flight status for another campaign.
The 12th-placed finish was probably a lot higher than most supporters will have been expecting.
However, the safety of mid-table didn’t change the fact that there are a number of very real frustrations that many feel are yet to be addressed.
Whether or not the Toon hierarchy are able to do that with a paltry budget of around £10 million remains to be seen, however.
Here, we take a look at the latest transfer talk and gossip from Newcastle United and their Premier League rivals at the Magpies prepare for another season in the Premier League:
Newcastle United may face serious competition if they want to sign Kristoffer Ajer.
The Celtic defender has been heavily linked with a move to St James’ Park this summer.
Indeed, some reports suggested Steve Bruce’s Magpies were expected to complete a £6million deal this month.
However, fresh reports have stated that the North East club will face German competition in the race to sign the 23-year-old.
Bayer Leverkusen are also said to be interested in the Norwegian with Ajer’s representatives reportedly held talks this weekend.
Meanwhile, Newcastle have also been linked with a double swoop for Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham and Billy Gilmour.
Bruce is reportedly plotting loan moves for the duo following the London club’s Champions League win last weekend.
Abraham is said to be valued at £40million.
That fee would rule Newcastle out of a permanent move for the 23-year-old but a loan move could be a possibility following the success of Arsenal’s Joe Willock on Tyneside last season.