Tim Krul and Daryl Janmaat face uncertain futures at Newcastle United.
Rafa Benitez is rebuilding the club’s squad ahead of the new Championship season.
And Isaac Hayden yesterday became United’s fifth signing of the summer after joining from Arsenal.
But there will also be a number of high-profile departures to balance the squad.
Papiss Cisse left St James’s Park for Chinese club Shandong Luneng over the weekend.
United manager Benitez – who signed goalkeeper Matz Sels this month – wants to keep Moussa Sissoko and Georginio Wijnaldum at Newcastle.
But there will be big names leaving the club this summer, and Krul’s future is in the balance given that he has a year left on his contract.
First-choice goalkeeper Krul, working his way back to fitness from the ruptured anterior cruciate ligament he suffered last October, was surprisingly not included in Benitez’s squad for this week’s training camp in Ireland.
However, Elliot, behind Krul in his rehabilitation from knee injury he suffered in March, did travel across the Irish Sea with his team-mates.
Long-serving Krul is interesting Everton – who are looking to replace Tim Howard – and he could yet leave in this summer’s transfer window if he proves his fitness in time.
Former Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, now at Crystal Palace, is also understood to be considering a move for Krul.
Former Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, now in charge of Crystal Palace, is also understood to be considering a move for Krul.
Krul, one of the Premier League’s most consistent goalkeepers in recent years, posted a photograph on Twitter last week of him in training.
The caption read: “The road to full recovery continues.”
But Krul’s career could now take a different path.
Benitez also has two more goalkeepers – Karl Darlow and Freddie Woodman – available to him.
And Krul’s future could now lie away from the club he has ably served since moving to England from his native Holland a decade ago.
Meanwhile, Janmaat, once seen as a future Newcastle captain, did travel to Ireland, but there is also a question mark above his future.
Benitez has signed right-back Jesus Gamez from Atletico Madrid last week and he also took 20-year-old Jamie Sterry to County Kildare.
Janmaat, however, will get a chance in the club’s pre-season campaign, which kicks off with a game against Dublin side Bohemian at Dalymount Park on Saturday.