The Magpies are looking to bring in another defender this summer, yet one of their targets Kristoffer Ajer now looks set to join Brentford after passing a medical with the West London club.
Elsewhere, former Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez has been reunited with Andros Townsend after Everton completed a deal to sign the winger on a free transfer.
After completing the move to Goodison Park, Townsend said: “As the old cliche goes, it was a no-brainer. Rafa is very experienced.
"He does a lot of work on the tactical side on the training pitch, he leaves no stone unturned. But, more importantly, he’s a great man, a great man-manager, and he’s always talking to you. I’m sure he will be very successful here.”
Here are some of the latest Premier League rumours and news stories.
5. Arsenal to offer fringe players
According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal could offer fringe players Reiss Nelson and Ainsley Maitland-Niles to Leicester as the Gunners pursue a move for Foxes playmaker James Maddison.
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6. Palace make loan enquiry
The Mail also claim that Crystal Palace have made an enquiry for Schalke defender Ozan Kabak, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Liverpool.
7. Premier League clubs track Jens Cajuste
Reports from Sweden, via Sport Expressen, claim that Newcastle have made contact with the representatives of 21-year-old midfielder Jens Cajuste. The report claims Wolves, Leeds and Crystal Palace are also tracking the player who is said to be valued at around £14milllion.
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8. Everton join Lingard race
Everton are one of several clubs keeping tabs on Jesse Lingard’s situation at Manchester United, report The Sun.
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