Newcastle United news: No-go on Mitrovic sale, defender in sights

Aleksandar Mitrovic
Aleksandar Mitrovic

Aleksandar Mitrovic has been linked with a summer move away from Newcastle United.

A report at the weekend claimed Rafa Benitez was looking to offload the striker.

But the 21-year-old, banned for the club's first four games, IS in Benitez's plans for this season.

We also have news of a left-back target for Newcastle, beaten 1-0 by Fulham in their Championship season-opener.

Midfielder Isaac Hayden, one of six summer signings, has reflected on the loss at Craven Cottage.

And Hayden has pinpointed one area in which United need to improve.

Meanwhile, writer Miles Starforth has written about the biggest lesson Newcastle learn on the banks of the Thames.