Newcastle United transfer news: Magpies eye three shock deals, Toon consider ex-Manchester United and Arsenal target
On this very day last week, Newcastle United gained new owners in the form of PCP Partners, the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia and the Reuben brothers.
Key decisions are still to be made such as Steve Bruce’s future as head coach and an appointment of a sporting director.
Here’s a round-up of the latest headlines from St James’s Park:
Newcastle ‘eye’ Luis Campos as sporting director
Newcastle are considering Luis Campos for their new sporting director role, Sky Sports reports.
The former Real Madrid scout has carried out remarkable work in France and he helped turn Monaco and Lille into Ligue 1 champions when he was football director.
United’s new Saudi Arabian owners, reportedly worth £320billion, want to run the club in a sustainable way, and Campos more than fits the bill.
Campos brought through the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Anthony Martial, Thomas Lemar, Bernardo Silva and Fabinho at Monaco before making over £500m in profit from their sales.
It is believed he would see the job as a very similar project. He has previously attracted interest from Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United.
Magpies linked with high-profile signings
Newcastle are interested in a shock move for Chelsea forward Timo Werner, while a deal for Philippe Coutinho is being seriously discussed.
That’s according to BILD’s Head of Football Christian Falk, who also adds that Bayern Munich defender Niklas Sule is also on United’s radar.
The Werner link comes as the biggest shock, however he is said to share the same agent at Fabian Schar and is in regular contact with the club.
Meanwhile, Sule is out-of-contract at the end of the season and Barcelona’s Coutinho is seen as a genuine possibility.
Others transfer headlines…
Former RB Leipzig manager Ralf Rangnick, currently Head of Sport and Development at Lokomotiv Moscow, is interested in a return to management with Newcastle. (BILD)
Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers will turn down any potential approach from Newcastle as he sets his sights on the Manchester City job in 18 months time. (Daily Mail)
The agent of Inter Milan defender Alessandro Bastoni hopes Newcastle “call him” over a potential move. (Tuttomercatoweb via Sport Witness)
Newcastle are targetting Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne with his contract set to expire at the end of the campaign. (II Mattino via Sport Witness)
Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot is the subject of new interest from Newcastle. (Calciomercato)