RECAP Newcastle transfer & takeover news: Double striker swoop eyed as £36m deal close; Charnley says United will be 'fully prepared' for PL season under Bruce
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But he did not have managerial duties today as the Magpies opened up their pre-season campaign with a 4-0 loss to Wolves in Nanjing. Meanwhile United are closing on their first signing of the summer. See below for a RECAP of the day’s events.