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.

Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 9:25 am

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:

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Metz's Senegalese midfielder Pape Matar Sarr celebrates after scoring during the French L1 football match between Brest and Metz at the Francis Le Ble stadium on January 31, 2021 in Brest, Western France. (Photo by Fred TANNEAU / AFP) (Photo by FRED TANNEAU/AFP via Getty Images)
Metz's Senegalese midfielder Pape Matar Sarr celebrates after scoring during the French L1 football match between Brest and Metz at the Francis Le Ble stadium on January 31, 2021 in Brest, Western France. (Photo by Fred TANNEAU / AFP) (Photo by FRED TANNEAU/AFP via Getty Images)

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

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