Sport Newcastle star urged to make decision on his future as agent begins exit talks

18:55  14 june  2018
18:55  14 june  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Newcastle remain keen on Sporting CP star

  Newcastle remain keen on Sporting CP star Newcastle remain keen on a move for Sporting CP striker Bas Dost, with the forward apparently growing keen to exit the Portuguese club. Dost was one of several players to be attacked at the club’s training ground by a set of fans after they finished third in the league and reached the quarter-finals of the Europa League. The 29-year-old required stitches afterwards, as he sustained some nasty head wounds. According to a report from Dutch news outlet AD, a transfer could be on the cards for the Netherlands international, with Newcastle supposedly joined by Sevilla and Everton in the race for his signature. Dost scored 33 goals in 45 appearances for Sporting last season and is apparently rated highly by Magpies boss Rafa Benitez. It was reported that Newcastle offered around £40m for the striker’s services last summer, but the bid was rejected. These reports were somewhat speculative, however, with the Benitez having been allocated limited finances since his arrival at St James’ Park. But now, with the Lisbon giants in turmoil, a bid of that kind would surely be too good to turn down.

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La Liga side Real Betis are pushing Mikel Merino to make a decision on his Newcastle future, according to reports in Spain.

Football Espana claims that the player is wanted by Betis, but there is also interest from Real Sociedad and Athletic Bilbao.

The player’s representatives are said to be in discussions with the Spanish sides in a hope of striking a deal swiftly.

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Merino fell out of favour during the second half of the season at Newcastle, despite impressing after joining from Borussia Dortmund.

The former Dortmund man was restricted to just 14 league starts in England.

Stand-off continues as Benitez demands big bucks

  Stand-off continues as Benitez demands big bucks Despite a 3-0 victory at home to Chelsea on the final day of the season sending Newcastle fans into a summer of rejoicing and good feelings, three weeks have passed and the stand-off between manager Rafael Benitez and owner Mike Ashley continues. Ashley is keen for Benitez to stay at the club for next season, but the Spaniard wants budgetary promises from the owner. Talks between Benitez’s representatives and the club had begun prior to the end of the season, but it is understood those talks have not yet reached any kind of conclusion. The former Real Madrid manager was understood to have had very little to work with in terms of transfers last year, relying on loan players to play a key role in first team action, including Kenedy Martin Dubravka. The tenth placed finish for the Magpies accompanied some excellent results, as memorable victories against Arsenal and Manchester United accompanied that season finale defeat of Chelsea. If the club are to make the next step and cement their status as a top-half club, a harmonious relationship between the manager and the board will surely be advantageous.

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The Spaniard originally joined on loan from the Bundesliga side, but quickly made the deal permanent.

Merino is said to be considering an exit from St James’ Park in a bid to find regular first-team football.

The midfielder has often talked up a move back to Spain after leaving Osasuna in 2016.

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Arsenal hold positive talks with target midfielder's agent .
Arsenal have held positive talks with the agent of Sevilla midfielder Éver Banega, according to the Daily Star. The Argentina international is believed to be a key target by the Gunners new boss Unai Emery, who previously worked with him at Sevilla. While talks have been going well on the player’s front, Arsenal still have to convince Sevilla into selling. Banega is currently in Russia with his country, having left his future in the hands of his agent. However, with Argentina’s failings, he could shortly be available for discussions himself.

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