Newcastle United transfer news

Newcastle United transfer news: Magpies handed boost in race for £25m-rated star, West Ham battle Spurs for £18m signing

Newcastle United are back in Premier League action this Friday night, when they travel to take on Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.

When the two sides last met, back in January, the Magpies slipped to a 2-1 loss at St James' Park, and Steve Bruce's side will be out for revenge as they look to continue clawing their way away from the relegation zone.

Speaking ahead the eagerly-anticipated clash against the Foxes, ex-Sunderland star Kevin Phillips claimed there will be plenty of transfer interest in Magpies star man Allan Saint-Maximin this summer, and contended: “There would certainly be at least a dozen teams in the Premier League who would take him.

“You could see him going to Tottenham. From their point of view, he’d be a great signing. From a Newcastle point of view, you’d be devastated to see him leave. But naturally, when you’re a star, everyone’s looking at you.”

“He’s so unpredictable and he’s got great talent. Even though he had that injury problem, he’s improved as the season’s gone on. He’s got that end product as well. He’s turning into a complete player. This kid’s got pace and the ability to drop a shoulder, turn this way and that.”

Here are today's biggest transfer stories and the latest team news involving Newcastle United and the rest of the Premier League, as the build-up to this weekend's action continues:

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