Newcastle United transfer gossip: Magpies 'interested' in £27m-rated youngster but face competition from Everton and Aston Villa
Newcastle United face Arsenal in the Premier League this Sunday.
The Magpies are nine points clear of the relegation zone with five games left to play in the top-flight following last weekend’s 1-1 draw against Champions Liverpool.
Here, though, we take a look at all of the latest Newcastle United-related news and gossip from around the web:
Former referee delivers verdict on decision in Liverpool match
Keith Hackett has stated that Newcastle United star Federico Fernandez deserves a three-game ban after his elbow on Diogo Jota.
The defender received a yellow card for the coming together but VAR decided the incident was not worthy of further punishment.
Hackett told Football Insider: “That’s a red card.
“He’s not using his hand and arm for elevation. It’s straight in the face of an opponent, it’s a red card.
“I don’t know how they can put that into reckless and give a yellow card.”
Newcastle United and Everton eyeing a move for Metz starlet Pape Sarr this summer
Everton are leading the race to sign 18-year-old Metz midfielder Pape Matar Sarr.
However, Aston Villa, Chelsea, Manchester United and Newcastle United also interested in the Senegal international according to the Daily Mail.
The midfielder has been valued at £27million by Metz
Sarr signed a five-year contract with the clubnjust last year but they now face an uphill battle to keep hold of him as the summer transfer window approaches