Newcastle United transfer news: Magpies suffer double defender blow as striker price is revealed; Irishman close to exit but midfielder set to remain
Sweden international defender Emil Krafth is keen to move to Newcastle United this summer – but the Magpies have so far been unable to strike a deal.
According to the Sun, Krafth’s club Amiens have rejected a £4.5million bid for the full-back. The report claims the fee wanted at present is seen as “too high” by the Magpies’ hierarchy.
It states: “Amiens rate Krafth higher although Newcastle think they have gone far enough for a squad player.
“Krafth wants to go as there’s a lucrative deal on Tyneside. But Amiens are asking for more as they want to spend themselves.
Although, a move for the the 24-year-old could be rekindled later in the window, which closes on Thursday, August 8 at 5pm.
Another reported Newcastle target Danny Rose has been handed a lifeline at Tottenham Hotspur - having been included in their squad for the Audi Cup.
The full-back was linked with a move to St James's Park this summer - although Spurs' asking price could have scuppered a deal - but now has a chance to prove his worth to the Champions League finalists.
Meanwhile, United have made a decision on the future of Jack Colback.
The Gazette understands that Bruce is minded to keep Colback at Newcastle this season.
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And the Daily Mail report that Bristol City will look to seal a deal for Ciaran Clark - having identified the centre back as a potential replacement for Brighton-bound Adam Webster.
They believe a £6million fee would be enough to secure Clark.
Elsewhere, Brazilian news outlet UOL claim that the Magpies are one of a number of clubs who have approached Vasco da Gama over forward Marrony.
Indeed, they claim that a fee of just €12m will be required to lure the youngster to St James's Park.
Porto and a host of other European sides are thought to be keen.
While, the Magpies have long-been linked with a move for young Coventry City Tom Bayliss - but may now face some fresh competition.
Football Insider claim that Aston Villa, Huddersfield Town and Derby County have all enquired about the 20-year-old - who the Sky Blues are keen to retain.