Newcastle United news: Paraguay newspaper hits out at 'lie', Magpies keep tabs on £26m-rated full-back

Callum Wilson has been captured in light training for Newcastle United ahead of his return after the international break.

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 5:00 pm

A tweet from the club’s official Twitter account pictured the 29-year-old on the grass at their Benton HQ with the caption ‘back soon’.

The United top scorer is still expected to miss this weekend’s Premier League relegation six-pointer at Brighton, with the next home game against Tottenham pencilled in as his potential comeback.

Meanwhile, here are some of the other headlines surrounding Newcastle today:

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Newcastle United and Burnley ‘eye’ Benfica star Nuno Tavares

As per Portuguese outlet O Jogo, Newcastle United are keen on Benfica left-back Nuno Tavares, though could lose out on his signature to Napoli.

Tavares, 21, is valued at around £26million by the European club but while that may deter the Magpies and Burnley, Napoli are said to be readying a proposal.

It is claimed his price tag set is “considered unattainable”, which suggests there could be room for it to be negotiated this summer.

Nuno Tavares of S.L. Benfica shoots during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between Arsenal FC and SL Benfica at Karaiskakis Stadium. (Photo by Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

United and the Clarets are following the Portugal under-21s international “very carefully” but the threat of relegation from the Premier League is putting their potential pursuit on hold.

Tavares has played 21 times for ‘The Eagles’ this season, most recently against Arsenal in the Europa League during a five-minute cameo.

Paraguayan outlet questions Magpies over Miguel Almiron

Miguel Almiron’s potential return to the Magpies squad to face Brighton on Saturday has reportedly prompted a strong reaction in Paraguayan’s homeland.

The headline by Versus, as relayed by Sport Witness, reads: “Did Newcastle lie regarding the injury of Miguel Almiron?”

With reports suggesting Almiron could be back in Steve Bruce’s squad for the trip to the Amex Stadium, this has apparently raised some questions in Paraguay.

His knee injury, picked up in the 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers last month, was expected to rule him out until after the international break.

If Almiron does feature this weekend then you could argue he is fit enough to play for his country but the most bizarre part of this is he isn’t required anyway.

Paraguay’s World Cup qualifiers against Chile and Colombia this month have been postponed due to rising Covid-19 cases in South America.

Had Almiron travelled to the continent, the 27-year-old would have had to quarantine for 10 days upon his return.

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