Newcastle United star 'could' leave in £6million deal; Steve Bruce faces paying £20m for transfer target
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Here are the latest rumours surrounding Newcastle United.
Karl Darlow linked with Watford
Watford are reportedly considering a move for Newcastle United goalkeeper Karl Darlow.
The 30-year-old had played himself into England contention only a few months ago before his run of 25 consecutive Premier League starts was brought to an end following Martin Dubravka’s recall.
It is claimed by the Sunday Mirror, via TBR, that the Hornets, who are on the verge of an immediate return to top-flight, are weighing up a £6million bid.
Xisco Munoz’s side are seeking a long-term replacement for Ben Foster and Darlow could be prepared to leave this summer with Freddie Woodman returning from his loan spell at Swansea City.
Joe Willock could be worth up to £20million
Steve Bruce confirmed his interest in signing Joe Willock permanently but there are suggestions Newcastle could be priced out of a move.
Willock has impressed since joining on loan from Arsenal in January, scoring late on in back-to-back home games to earn a point against Tottenham and three points versus West Ham United.
Bruce said at the weekend he’d “love” to keep the 21-year-old on Tyneside but admits he wasn’t sure if it was possible.
And according to the Daily Mirror, Willock could be valued at up to £20million by the Gunners, which makes it hard to envisage a permanent transfer.
Stuttgart striker asked about previous Newcastle interest
Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic was asked about Newcastle United’s reported interest in the summer of 2019.
As per an interview with German publication, Bild, the question read: “Before moving to VfB, Newcastle United and HSV wanted to sign you. Your contract runs until 2023, Leipzig is very interested. Where will your next step take you?”
The 23-year-old Austrian responded: “Much of what is said about me in the media is a nice confirmation.
"I am not defending myself against it. It's great that my achievements are recognised. It's a compliment to be associated with other clubs - but that's all, I don't go crazy about it.”