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Transfer Latest: Newcastle Set To Break Transfer Record

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Newcastle United are set to sign 22-year-old striker Alexander Isak from Real Sociedad for a club-record fee of £58,000,000.

Eddie Howe has been keen to add to his forward options this summer and is now on the verge of doing just that with the imminent arrival of Alexander Isak.

The Swedish international will, today, undergo a medical ahead of his record-breaking move to The Toon. Isak’s arrival comes at a good time, as current first-choice striker Callum Wilson is facing 3-4 weeks on the sidelines with a hamstring injury.

The Magpies’ have been long-term admirers of Isak since the new owners came in back in October last year.

Isak is already off the mark for the season with a goal in Sociedad’s 4-1 defeat to Barcelona last weekend.

Isak’s arrival at St James’ Park will take the total spending to around £200,000,000 since the new owners took over last year.

Is João Pedro to Newcastle still on?

Watford’s João Pedro is another forward that’s reportedly close to joining Newcastle this summer.

Earlier this week, journalist Fabrizio Romano broke the news that The Magpies’ agreed a £25,000,000 fixed fee plus £5,000,000 in add-ons with The Hornets.

Due to the imminent arrival of Isak, Romano now understands that Newcastle need to decide if they still want to go ahead with the deal for the 20-year-old.

João Pedro will offer different qualities in the forward positions to Isak, as Pedro is comfortable playing on the left-wing and as a No.10 as well as being the central striker. Whereas, Isak is similar to Callum Wilson as he predominantly occupies the central role.

However, The Toon’s hierarchy may be hesitant to go ahead with the deal for Pedro as well as Isak due to FFP restrictions.

Lucas Paquetá interest

The Lyon playmaker is a player that Newcastle fans are keen on signing to complete that Brazilian midfield three that they dream of.

Paquetá has been linked to Newcastle ever since the arrival of former teammate Bruno Guimarães at St James’ Park.

However, Sky Sports North-East reporter Keith Downie understands that Newcastle don’t have any interest in signing the 24-year-old this summer.

Premier League rival West Ham United have recently seen a £33,800,000 bid rejected for Paquetá’s services.

If The Magpies’ aren’t willing to make a move for Paquetá this window, it seems likely they will miss out on his signature.

Keith Downie has suggested that Newcastle are looking at loan alternatives for central midfield reinforcements.

Conor Gallagher loan deal

The Mirror are reporting that Newcastle are working to complete a deal to sign Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher on a season-long loan.

Chelsea are set to make a decision on the amount of game time Conor Gallagher is likely to get this season, with the midfielder pushing to get into England’s World Cup squad later this year.

Gallagher started The Blue’s 3-0 defeat to Leeds last weekend due to an injury to N’Golo Kanté.

The 22-year-old had a successful season with Crystal Palace last year, with 8 goals and 3 assists from midfield and he collected the player of the season award, proving he is Premier League ready.

Eddie Howe will want to add further options to his midfield three with the likes of Jonjo Shelvey out for the next 12 weeks.

Martin Dúbravka to United

Sky Sports are reporting that Manchester United are keen to sign Dúbravka on a season-long loan as United look to add further competition for David de Gea.

Since the arrival of Nick Pope from Burnley this summer, Dúbravka has the been second-choice goalkeeper at St James’ Park.

The 33-year-old was expected to start in last night’s 2-1 Carabao Cup second-round win against Tranmere Rovers but was absent due to feeling ‘ill’, amid links away from the club.

Should Dúbravka depart, it would leave Nick Pope, Karl Darlow and Mark Gillespie in the goalkeeping department, so a replacement may not be necessary.

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Newcastle target rejects Everton move following £45m bid.

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Everton have made a £40million bid with £5m in add-ons to sign Connor Gallagher from Chelsea.

This comes after Newcastle completed the signing of Anthony Gordon, the club’s second most expensive transfer behind Alexander Isak.

Everton received an initial fee of £40m plus add-ons that could increase the deal to £45m.

The Toffees currently sit 19th in the Premier League and are looking to reinvest the money from the Gordon deal to sign much-needed players under newly appointed manager Sean Dyche. 

But, multiple sources have reported today that Gallagher is not actively pushing for a move and has no intention of going to Goodison Park. However, with Chelsea having met the record-breaking €120m release clause for World Cup winner Enzo Fernandez, Gallagher may be forced to leave the club if the transfer is complete.

This leaves Newcastle an option as the player would prefer a move to a top-six club.

This morning, Eddie Howe said, “We’ll see what we can do to try & bring a player in. There’s no guarantees. In terms of permanent signings, it will be very difficult. We’ll look at a potential loan. But it’s got to be the right player & not one for the sake of it”.

Due to financial fair play, the only way Newcastle could sign the player is through a loan, with an obligation to buy the player for at least £45m, the same price they paid for Anthony Gordon.

Gallagher has been playing regular Premier League football over the last two seasons. Since returning to his parent club Chelsea, the 22-year-old has been linked with a move away to numerous Premier League clubs.

Last season he was named Crystal Palace’s Player of the Season by their fans. He also won the Player of the Month award twice, Goal of the Month once, and was awarded the Young Player of Year at the 2022 London Football Awards.

In the same season, he made 36 appearances scoring eight goals and registering three assists that earned Palace a 12th-place finish, one point behind Newcastle.

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Transfer News: Newcastle Sign Everton Winger Anthony Gordon In 45m Deal

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Newcastle United have agreed to sign Everton winger Anthony Gordon for an initial fee of £40,000,000, which could rise to £45,000,000 with add-ons

Sky Sports understands that personal terms between Newcastle United and Gordan’s representatives are still ongoing, but both parties are confident of reaching an agreement.

The Magpies’ were interested in bringing Gordon to St James’ Park in the summer. However, both clubs were far apart on valuations for the player.

The 21-year-old has failed to attend training at Finch Farm for the last three days after making it clear he wants to move away from Goodison Park.

Chelsea were interested in bringing Gordon to Stamford Bridge in the summer and were willing to pay up to £60,000,000 for the wide-man’s services. However, Everton were reluctant to let their talisman leave before the start of the 2022/2023 Premier League season.

Gordon has scored just 3 goals in 16 Premier League appearances (12 starts) this season for the struggling Toffees, who currently sit second bottom of the table.

That said, the former Preston North End loanee had his best campaign last season, playing a major part in Everton’s Premier League survival.

The Everton academy graduate had 6 goal involvements in 35 Premier League games (25 starts) last season, which was the first season he had a consistent run of games.

It’s clear that Gordon has a significant amount of potential, and with Eddie Howe at the helm, Newcastle could be getting a very exciting player.

We have seen an unbelievable transformation in many players’ performances since Eddie Howe took charge in November 2021, with the most obvious transformation being Joelinton’s positional change.

The Liverpool-born winger can play in several forward positions, which is the type of player Eddie Howe has been keen to add during the January window, especially after Chris Wood’s loan departure to Nottingham Forest.

Joelinton is currently being deployed as a left-winger, with Allan Saint-Maximin in the process of regaining match fitness.

The addition of Gordon could see Joelinton be moved back to his preferred position as a box-to-box midfielder. This would see one of Sean Longstaff or Joe Willock drop out of the eleven, with Bruno Guimarães making that number 6 role untouchable.

Four days remain of the January transfer window, and it is yet to be seen if Anthony Gordon is the only player The Toon are adding to their ranks.

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Gary Lineker shocked as ‘adult noices played on BBC Live on air!

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Viewers on Tuesday night prior to the FA cup football games were left shocked and confused as noises of an adult nature were played in the BBC studio – Live on air!

 

Gary Lineker reacted fast to try to address and cover up the noise before going live to Alan Shearer.

 

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