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Newcastle United transfer news: Magpies plot DOUBLE raid, Toon target nears summer exit

Newcastle United’s survival prospects are looking a whole lot rosier than they were this time a couple of weeks ago.

A string of good performances have elevated the Magpies to nine points clear of the relegation places with just five games left to play.

Their most recent success came in a 1-1 draw away at Liverpool on Saturday, with Joe Willock scoring a late equaliser to rescue a point.

And Reds boss Jurgen Klopp believes that the Toon Army were good value for the result.

Speaking after the match, he said: “Very tough day – but there’s no-one else to blame but ourselves.

“We created chances. The golden rule of football is you’d better use your chances. That’s what we didn’t do – and that’s why Newcastle deserved a point.

“They score a goal which was disallowed the first time – we were lucky with VAR – but we didn’t even take that present, and we gave them another one – and it’s 1-1.

“If we play like this and don’t finish games like this off, why should we play Champions League? We want to deserve Champions League, and we don’t want to come and be cheeky, we want to earn it and with these results, you don’t earn it.

“It’s all on the table so go for it. It feels close to being unacceptable, but we have to accept it anyway.”

We’ve gathered the best of today’s Premier League speculation involving Newcastle United and the rest of their top flight rivals below...

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