Newcastle United tipped to land 'unbelievable' signing, Chelsea slap £40m price tag on Magpies 'target'

As Newcastle United edge closer to sealing Premier League safety, transfer speculation ramps up that little bit more.

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 6:00 pm

Here is the latest gossip surrounding the Magpies

Joe Willock would be an ‘unbelievable’ signing says pundit

Former Leeds and Sheffield United goalkeeper Paddy Kenny believes Joe Willock would be an “unbelievable” signing for Newcastle.

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Newcastle United midfielder Joe Willock has impressed during his loan spell from Arsenal. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

However, the 42-year-old doubts if Arsenal will let him depart after his standout spell at St James’s Park.

Magpies head coach Steve Bruce has publicly said he wants to arrange a permanent deal for the 21-year-old, who has scored on his last three substitute appearances.

But Kenny has suggested his progress in a black and white shirt could lower the club’s chances of sealing a longer-term move.

He told Football Insider: “He’s scored some fine goals recently and he would be an unbelievable signing for Newcastle.

“I’m sure Arsenal are watching his progress and they might not let him go if he’s doing well and could get in their team.”

Chelsea slap £40m price tag on Tammy Abraham

Chelsea will listen to offers in the region of £40million for Tammy Abraham this summer.

The striker, who almost signed for United on loan when Rafa Benitez was in charge, has again been linked with the club this week.

According to TEAMTalk, the Magpies are among the teams interested in the 23-year-old, which also includes West Ham, Aston Villa and Southampton.

Thomas Tuchel is open to selling Abraham but it won’t be on the cheap as he looks to raise funds to add a big-name forward to his ranks this summer.

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