Newcastle United takeover reports emerge as Magpies 'consider' transfer swoop for European duo
Newcastle United clinched a dramatic point at Liverpool on Saturday in their battle for Premier League survival.
And with the safety line in sight for Steve Bruce’s side, transfer speculation is beginning to ramp up ahead of the summer.
Here are the latest rumours surrounding Newcastle:
Takeover reports in the Middle East
Newcastle United’s takeover arbitration will reach a decision this summer – and those close to the deal expect it to go in Mike Ashley’s favour.
That’s according to Arab News, who claims there is a belief that the Magpies will be majority-owned by the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia before the start of next season.
PIF, Amanda Staveley’s PCP Partners and the Reuben brothers agreed a £300million+ deal to buy United last year but were stopped in their tracks by the Premier League.
Legal proceedings are underway as Ashley hopes to force through a deal that would see the consortium finally get the keys to St James’s Park.
Cameroon striker on Newcastle’s list of summer targets
Young Boys striker Jean-Pierre Nsame has reportedly emerged as a summer target for Newcastle.
Nsame, who has represented Cameroon at international level, has caught the attention of clubs in England with 25 goals in just 38 games this campaign.
As per TEAMTalk, Steve Bruce’s side are among those to be alerted to 27-year-old’s form – as well as Southampton, West Ham and Scottish giants Celtic.
United could be two strikers down this summer if Andy Carroll and Dwight Gayle leave the club, though reports suggested last month the latter had agreed a new three-year contract.
Newcastle join race for Dutch defender
Newcastle have joined Rangers and Fulham in the race to sign Vitesse Arnhem defender Danilho Doekhi, Football Insider reports.
The 22-year-old has helped form a defence with the second-best defensive record in the Eredivisie this term – bettered only by league leaders Ajax.
Bruce’s men have kept just five clean sheets this season – conceding 53 goals in the process. Federico Fernandez is, as it stands, out-of-contract this summer.
Doekhi has missed just two of Vitesse’s 28 league games as they occupy a surprise fourth position.