Premier League clubs are preparing for the summer while also dealing with the fallout of the January transfer window

Newcastle United transfer rumours: Magpies to beat Tottenham to defender, Man Utd lead race for £70m striker

Newcastle could strengthen their position above the relegation zone today.

Newcastle United fans would have been happy to see both Norwich City and Watford suffer defeat in the Premier League yesterday, while Everton secured a 3-0 victory.

The Magpies host Aston Villa this afternoon and could extend the gap between themselves and the bottom three to four points if they win.

Eddie Howe’s side also still have two games in hand over the Canaries, with postponed fixtures against the Toffees and Southampton to still be played.

Here are the best of today’s transfer rumours...

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