Newcastle United transfer rumours: Magpies linked with £18m-rated defender as ex-boss THIRD favourite for Everton job

Newcastle United have cemented their top-flight status for another campaign.

Wednesday, 2nd June 2021, 11:13 am
Rafael Benitez
Rafael Benitez

And the Magpies have been linked with summer transfer deals in the past weeks.

Reports have suggested the Tynesiders could look to bring Joe Willock back from Arsenal.

And there’s talk of a £6million move for Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer alongside a double loan swoop for Chelsea’s Billy Gilmour and Tammy Abraham.

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Here, though, we take a look at the latest transfer talk and gossip from Newcastle United and their Premier League rivals:

Rafa Benitez and Steve Bruce ‘linked’ with Everton job

Former Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez is currently third favourite to take the reins at Everton with the bookies.

The Toffees lost Carlo Ancelotti yesterday, with the Italian legend returning to Spanish giants Real Madrid.

Benitez, who first managed in England with Everton’s Merseyside rivals Liverpool, is 6/1 on to take over at Goodison Park.

SkyBet also have current Newcastle boss Steve Bruce as a 40/1 outside contender for the job.

Magpies linked with £18m-rated Liverpool ace

Newcastle United have once again been linked with on-loan Liverpool defender Ozan Kabak.

The Magpies were linked with a deal for Kabak in January before The Reds signed the 21-year-old on loan from Schalke.

However, reports suggest the Magpies may be interested in a deal for the defender this summer.

Schalke have just been relegated to the German second tier with Kabak expected to leave this summer.

Another loan with an option to buy for £18m next summer has been reported as a possibility for potential suitors.

Wages could be a stumbling block, however, with Kabak reportedly earning £80k-per-week.

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