Newcastle are back in Premier League action this weekend, when they take on West Ham United at the London Stadium in what should be a fascinating season opener against two well-matched sides.
Meanwhile, the Magpies continue to work on key transfer targets behind the scenes, in what has been one of the club's most successful transfer windows in some time, with the likes of star striker Callum Wilson arriving for Bournemouth. Here's all the latest news and transfer gossip from the Premier League.
1. Chelsea close in on Mendy
Chelsea look to be close to landing their seventh signing of the summer, with a £25m deal for Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy close to completion. The deal would take the Blues' summer spending up to around £226m (Sky Sports) Photo: Ian MacNicol
2. Reds ready Sarr raid
Liverpool are believed to be moving closer to striking a deal for Watford winger Ismaila Sarr. The Reds are understood to have held early talks with the Hornets ahead of potentially lodging an opening bid. (Football Insider) Photo: Richard Heathcote
3. Baggies winning Deeney race
West Bromwich Albion look to be closing in on a move for Watford striker Troy Deeney. The Baggies are said to be in advanced talks with the player, and could beat Spurs to his signing. (Football Insider) Photo: JULIAN FINNEY
4. Brighton target left out of Arsenal squad
Brighton & Hove Albion's hopes of landing Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez look to have received a boost, after the Gunners left the £20m-rated stopper out of their side to face Fulham this weekend. (Guardian) Photo: GLYN KIRK