Newcastle United transfer news: Magpies star 'could' leave for just £3m; Ex-Toon target 'weighs up' Sunderland offer

Transfer gossip continues to surround Newcastle United despite the uncertainty surrounding the football club.

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 1:03 pm

Indeed, there are still no guarantees over what division the Magpies will be in next season as they battle for Premier League survival.

And talk of a potential takeover still lingers in the background as Mike Ashley attempts to sell the club to the Amanda Staveley-led consortium.

Here are the latest rumours involving Newcastle:

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Newcastle United winger Jacob Murphy is reportedly wanted by Southampton, Rangers and Watford. (Photo by STU FORSTER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Newcastle United winger Jacob Murphy is reportedly wanted by Southampton, Rangers and Watford. (Photo by STU FORSTER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Jacob Murphy ‘eyed’ by Southampton

Southampton have joined the race to sign Newcastle United winger Jacob Murphy, according to Football Insider.

It was reported by the same publication that the 26-year-old’s contract does not expire this summer, contrary to reports.

It’s now claimed the Magpies have set a £3million asking price for Murphy, who is also attracting interest from Rangers and Watford.

The former Norwich City man has excelled for Steve Bruce in recent weeks as a right-wing – scoring the equaliser in Sunday’s win at Burnley.

On current form, it’d be a surprise to see Newcastle offload him at all, especially for such a little fee.

Sunderland interested in former Newcastle ‘target’

Sunderland and Swansea City are reportedly interested in former Newcastle United target Marc Leonard.

The Magpies are believed to have missed out on the 19-year-old midfielder in January 2018 when he decided to swap Hearts for Brighton and Hove Albion.

His contract at the Amex Stadium is set to expire this summer – and he isn’t short of offers.

Leonard, who is yet to make a senior appearance for the Seagulls, is said to weighing up offers from the Black Cats and the Swans, as per the Daily Record.

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