Newcastle United tipped to seal shock summer transfer as ex-Manchester United boss 'eyes' £40m Magpies star

With the 2020/21 Premier League season all-but over, transfer speculation is beginning ramp up.

Here are the latest rumours surrounding Newcastle United:

Wilfried Zaha tipped for shock Newcastle move

Former striker Marcus Bent says Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha should join Newcastle.

Newcastle United star Allan Saint-Maximin is being linked with a summer move to Roma. (Photo by STU FORSTER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)


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Zaha is frequently linked with a move away from Selhurst Park, so speculation surrounding his future comes as no surprise.

However, what does is Bent claiming Newcastle “would be a great team to go to”, despite him previously attracting interest from the likes of Arsenal, Everton and Tottenham.

He told This Is Futbol: “Zaha has not been that consistent this year, but we know he’s a talent.

"We spoke about him going to Everton, two years ago Everton would have snapped at the chance, but I don’t think he’s a player they want.


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“Newcastle would be a great team to go to. He needs a bigger pedestal to play on and better players around him.”

Alan Pardew said he tried to sign the 28-year-old from Manchester United when in charge of the Magpies.

Jose Mourinho eyes Allan Saint-Maximin – reports

Jose Mourinho is considering a £40million swoop for Allan Saint-Maximin next season when he takes charge of Roma.


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That’s according to Corriera della Sera with the Frenchman earmarked as one of Mourinho’s first signings in Italy.

Roma reportedly held talks with the 24-year-old two years ago before he moved to Tyneside in a £16.5m deal.

Mourinho has admitted in the past he is a fan of Saint-Maximin. In 2019, he said: “If I speak (about players) I think that their agents will be very happy. But I like Saint-Maximin, I like his speed.”

Leicester close to signing Toon target


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Leicester City are closing on the £20m signing of Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare.

As per the Daily Mail, the 22-year-old is poised to move to the King Power Stadium in a cut-price deal following the financial impact of Covid-19.

United agreed a £35m fee with the Ligue 1 side in January 2020 but the player subsequently turned down a move to St James’s Park.

However, Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes are set to lure Soumare to the Premier League with the pull of Champions League football and close friend Wesley Fofana.


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