Newcastle United transfer news: Toon make contact over £13m deal, Major update in efforts to re-sign ex-Magpie

Newcastle United supporters will be eager to see their side build on this season’s 12th-placed finish in the Premier League next time around.

Sunday, 30th May 2021, 10:15 am
St. James Park. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

The Magpies spent most of the campaign battling relegation, but a resurgence in recent months was enough to eventually secure a comfortable spot in mid-table.

Whether or not they are able to bring in fresh blood this summer to bolster their squad remains to be seen, however.

The expectation is that funds could be quite tight, and in response to that speculation, pundit Lee Hendrie has touted the unthinkable – selling mercurial winger Allan Saint-Maximin.

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Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo, simply known as Simy, is on the radar of Brighton & Hove Albion for the summer transfer window. £6 million could be enough to sign the Nigeria international. (Tutto Mercato Web) . (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)

Speaking to Sky Sports News, the former Aston Villa midfielder said: “Wow, what a player.

"He, I think, has turned the season massively since coming back from injury.

"Some of the things he does… he’s been standout. He offers that in abundance going forward, he runs with the ball great, he scores some brilliant goals. He has been the big difference since coming back into the team.

"It’s all about keeping him. If you look at the [Adama] Traores of this world, I feel he’s better than them because he can run with the ball, he’s got great ability, he's got the confidence, every time I’ve seen him play.

Burnley are interested in signing Liverpool's Nat Phillips as they look to improve their defence. The Clarets have already enquired about the centre-back's availability this summer. (The Sun) (Photo by Paul Ellis - Pool/Getty Images)

"He’s one of them players that I feel they’ll do well to keep. I’ve got to say that he’s one of them I think will possibly go.

"I think he’s done enough.”

We’ve gathered the best of today's Premier League transfer speculation below...

Leicester City could make a move for Burnley defender James Tarkowski once again this summer, having targeted him for the past two years. (Rob Tanner) (Photo by Jon Super - Pool/Getty Images)
West Ham could reignite their interest in Duje Caleta-Car this summer. (The Athletic) (Photo by NICOLAS TUCAT/AFP via Getty Images)
Leeds United have been linked with a move for the Celta Vigo midfielder Okay Yokuslu. The midfielder was on loan at West Brom during the second half of this season and it appears that his performances have caught the attention of the Whites. (Faro de Vigo) (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Newcastle United have made an enquiry for the Benfica defender Nuno Tavares. The 21-year-old defender could be available for a fee of around £12.8 million and the likes of Brighton and Southampton are keen on the player as well. (O Jogo) (Photo by Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)
Manchester United are preparing to test West Ham's resolve with a £70 million bid for Declan Rice this summer. (Evening Standard) (Photo by Justin Tallis - Pool/Getty Images)
Newcastle United will not sanction a move for Jetro Willems this summer. (Football Insider) (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
Norwich City have entered the race to sign América de Cali attacker Santiago Moreno with the Canaries eyeing him up as a potential replacement for Emiliano Buendia. Leeds United and Rangers are also keen. (Football Insider) (Photo by Ricardo Maldonado-Pool/Getty Images)