But there is still plenty happening away from the pitch – here are the latest Magpies-related stories today:
Andros Townsend set for Rafa Benitez reunion
Former Newcastle United winger Andros Townsend is close to reuniting with Rafa Benitez at Everton.
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Townsend worked under the Spaniard during the final 10 games of the 2015/16 campaign when the Magpies were relegated to the Championship.
Benitez wanted the 30-year-old to stay, however he opted to join Crystal Palace, where he made 185 appearances across five seasons.
And having recently become a free agent, Townsend is nearing a move to Goodison Park – bringing a mixed reaction from Everton supporters.
Newcastle at a ‘standstill’ says former midfielder
Darren Ambrose believes former club Newcastle are at a “standstill” – and need the proposed takeover to go through.
Mike Ashley has launched two legal challenges against the Premier League – arbitration and the Competition Appeal Tribunal case as fights for the Amanda Staveley-brokered deal to be approved.
Steve Bruce is yet to make a breakthrough in the transfer market amid rumours about a reduced budget ahead of the upcoming campaign.
He told talkSPORT: “Newcastle are on standstill at the moment, let’s be honest.
“No one knows what’s going on with the takeover. There’s a lot of talk that it’s happening then it isn’t happening.
“They need to get that over the line, and then they can look to progress into the future.”