Newcastle United rumours: Magpies set to battle for £22m-rated ex-Liverpool man, Wolves ace tipped for exit
Newcastle United are able to sign new players from today, following the opening of the summer transfer window that will see clubs begin their business ahead of a hectic few months of player recruitment.
The Magpies aren't expected to have much in the way of a transfer budget, and it will be fascinating to see how far the club can stretch their available cash to bring in quality new signings.
Steve Bruce's side put in a fine run of form towards the end of last season to haul themselves out of the relegation zone, but the side will need to be strengthened to avoid a repeat of the nerve-wracking 2020/21 campaign.
Meanwhile, Ipswich Town owner Brett Johnson has revealed he considered buying Newcastle back in 2019, and said: “We did spend some time, a couple of years ago, checking the tyres – like a lot of people have – in terms of potentially making a run at Newcastle.
“We had raised some money to play a minority stake or shareholder in a syndicate. For a lot of reasons, these deals don’t happen and they’re fraught with complexities.
“From our perspective, the value of the exercise was… we did a substantial amount of due diligence and we were able to bring together a bunch of financial sponsors behind our stake in that club.”
Here are today's biggest transfer stories and the latest team news involving Newcastle United and the rest of the Premier League, as the reaction to last season and the build-up to summer transfer window continues: