Newcastle United transfer news

Newcastle United rumours: Magpies tipped to win race for £7m-rated defender, West Ham ready £20m raid for Champions League winner

Newcastle United's pre-season campaign continues this evening, when they travel to take on Burton Albion in a friendly match at the Pirelli Stadium.

Friday, 30th July 2021, 7:47 am

The Magpies are looking to build some positive momentum ahead of the upcoming season, as they look to improve on the 2020/21 campaign and push up the table early on.

Meanwhile, ex-Chelsea and England star John Terry has been tipped to become a surprise eventual successor to Steve Bruce at St James' Park, with ex-Celtic and West Ham man Frank McAvennie claiming the 40-year-old would be an ideal candidate for the role.

He claimed: "He’ll get a job no problem. I think he’s doing the right thing by taking a bit of time but there’s no doubt he wants that chance. He’ll be watching what happens, he’s got a name that will get him into any club.

“Who knows? Looking at who might be under pressure, Bruce always is. I see him (Terry]) at Newcastle and I honestly think he’ll be a damned good manager.

“He would give some fresh ideas, I’m sure he’s very different to Bruce but it’s a huge job. How many top-class coaches did he work under at Chelsea? He must have picked up a few things. It won’t be long before he’ll be back in the Premier League.”

In other news, the Magpies' final pre-season friendly - a game against fellow Premier League side Norwich City - could be in jeopardy, after the Canaries were forced to cancel games against Coventry City and Sheffield United due to a small number of Covid cases in the squad.

We’ve gathered the best of today’s Premier League transfer speculation below…

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