Newcastle United transfer latest: Allan Saint-Maximin blow as Manchester United defender linked

With just over a week of the transfer window remaining, Newcastle United remain on the lookout for new additions.

By Mark Donnelly
Wednesday, 31 July, 2019, 17:00
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So far, only Joelinton has arrived at St James’s Park during the summer trading period and Steve Bruce is keen to see further deals sealed before the Premier League campaign kicks-off.

But the Magpies may have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Nice winger Allan Saint-Maximin.

The Frenchman has been a long-term target for the club this summer as they look to bolster their attacking options following the departures of Salomon Rondon and Ayoze Perez.

And while a deal looked likely, there could be a potential spanner in the works with reports suggesting Premier League rivals Watford are now lining-up a bid.

French outlet Nice-Matin claim that the Hornets are ‘very serious’ about the 22-year-old and could rival the Magpies for his signature.

Meanwhile, Newcastle have reportedly seen a bid for full-back Emil Krafth rejected.

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Get French Football News claim that Amiens have knocked-back a €5m bid for the 24-year-old, but the Magpies are expected to return with a new offer.

An alternative option, however, could come in the form of Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe.

A versatile youngster, Tuanzebe spent time on loan at Aston Villa last season and could be allowed to depart Old Trafford this summer.

The Daily Mail claim he is a target for Newcastle as they seek added depth at the back.

However, a move is only expected to be sanctioned if the Red Devils seal a deal for Harry Maguire.