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Sport Newcastle defender set to leave for £8 million

19:46  14 june  2018
19:46  14 june  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Newcastle linked with swoop for £8m-rated centre-back

  Newcastle linked with swoop for £8m-rated centre-back Newcastle United are reportedly interested in a summer swoop for Young Boys centre-back Kasim Nuhu. The Magpies were linked with a move for the Ghanaian international last summer and it seems as though they remain keen to land the central defender ahead of next season. African reports, as cited by the Shields Gazette, indicate that Newcastle have emerged as a potential suitor for Nuhu, who could leave Switzerland this summer. Rafa Benitez will be keen to add further reinforcements to his Newcastle squad this summer and although the squad is well stocked with centre-back options, Nuhu has emerged as a potential signing. However, Chancel Mbemba is likely to leave St James’ Park this summer amid interest from RSC Anderlecht, meaning that Benitez may feel that strengthening the backline’s depth could be a worthy use of the transfer window. Nuhu is understood to be valued in the region of £8m by Young Boys, which would undoubtedly be an affordable outlay for the Magpies.

The Shields Gazette has revealed that Newcastle United skipper Fabricio Coloccini is expected to leave the club within the next 24 After eight seasons, the defender felt now was the right time to end his stay with the Magpies West Ham United set to land Derby County forward in £1 million deal.

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Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez is ready to allow Chancel Mbemba leave for Porto after an £8 million bid from the Portuguese giants.

The Mirror report a four-year contract has been agreed between Porto and Mbemba’s representatives, as the DR Congo defender’s time in England draws to a close.

Aged just 23, Mbemba found it difficult to establish himself on Tyneside under Benitez. Making just 11 appearances for the Magpies last season, it became apparent the centre-half might be heading elsewhere for the next campaign.

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Whether that would be on loan or on a permanent deal was a matter for discussion however, but it now appears as though Mbemba will leave St James’ Park for good.

Newcastle join race for French defender

  Newcastle join race for French defender Newcastle are interested in signing Toulouse defender Christopher Jullien this summer. Journalist Manu Lonjon claims that Newcastle are planning to battle for Jullien, with Southampton also interested. “Twitter: Newcastle is joining the race for Christopher Jullien ( Toulouse) . Southampton is also intersted https://t.co/EJtktVuRxh (@ManuLonjon)” Toulouse are set to let go of a number of players this summer as they look to reshape their squad over the next few months. Newcastle are on the lookout for a new central defender, but may have to beat Southampton if they want to secure Jullien this summer. Jullien is thought to be eying up a move to the Premier League this summer, as he looks to push on in his career. There have also been reports that Toulouse want a fee in the region of €10m for the central defender.

We always thought Chancel Mbemba was a good defender and news today from Belgium outlet HLN that he looks set to join Porto. If both deals go through they will be the first two first-teamers to leave Newcastle this summer and bring some money into Rafa’s transfer funds for the summer.

Arsenal have contacted Newcastle about signing the 25-year-old defender and they have been quoted £ 8 million . England stars Elliot Daly and Joe Launchbury set to leave over 'broken promises' on training

Arriving from Anderlecht prior to the 2015-16 season, Mbemba made 33 appearances in Newcastle’s disastrous year,ending with relegation to the Championship.

In the second tier, Mbemba received the nod on just 12 occasions, and after last season’s equally sparse showing, the Congolese star is off to pastures anew.

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Newcastle target Lovro Majer set for Zagreb move .
Newcastle look set to miss out on NK Lokomotiva midfielder Lovro Majer, who is set to sign for Dinamo Zagreb. According to a report from Calcio Mercato, as cited on Shields Gazette, the player was attracting interest from both Newcastle and Italian side Sampdoria. The latter, who have been long-term admirers of the player, has reportedly lodged a £8 million bid to land the 20-year-old this summer. Majer was valued at £10 million, but will now put pen to paper on a five-year deal with Zagreb. The player is an attacking midfielder and scored 11 goals in 30 appearances last season. Benitez has been looking to add more goals to his squad this summer, with the Magpies hoping to improve their quality in the final third. Ayoze Perez was United’s leading goalscorer last season with just 10 league goals and Dwight Gayle in second with just six to his name.

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