Newcastle set to move for 26-goal target, Benitez tried to sign him in 2017 as well

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Newcastle are interested in signing the Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham this summer.

The player is on loan at Aston Villa right now and the Magpies will make a move for him if Aston Villa fail to secure promotion to the Premier League.

According to the Northern Echo, Newcastle tried to sign him in 2017 as well but the player chose to sign for Swansea City instead.

Abraham has scored 26 goals for Aston Villa this season and he would be a tremendous acquisition for Newcastle.

Benitez needs to bring in a quality goalscorer and Abraham has shown that he has the talent to thrive in the Premier League.

The Chelsea youngster has nothing left to prove in the Championship and he seems ready to make the step up.

With Salomon Rondon back at WBA, Newcastle are in desperate need of a number nine to fill the void. Abraham could get regular first-team football under Benitez next season.

He is unlikely to get the same opportunities at Chelsea and therefore he should look to join the Magpies.

It will be interesting to see where he ends up but there is no doubt that the transfer would be ideal for all parties.

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Newcastle keen on signing tough tackling midfielder who is available for £17.5m

Newcastle keen on signing tough tackling midfielder who is available for £17.5m – originally posted on Sportslens.com

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Newcastle are interested in signing the Turkish midfielder Dorukhan Tokoz this summer.

According to a report from Sabah (translated by SportWitness), Watford are keen on the player as well.

The 23-year-old defensive midfielder has had a good season with Besiktas and he could prove to be a good addition to Benitez’s side.

Tokoz has 3 goals and 4 assists in 19 starts for Besiktas this season. He is very good at tackling, interceptions and reading the game. However, he will need to improve his passing.

However, it will be interesting to see how Benitez uses Tokoz if the transfer goes through. The Spaniard already has a quality midfielder like Sean Longstaff at his disposal.

The Newcastle midfielder plays in a similar role and using two defensive midfielders won’t help the Magpies going forward.

Newcastle will have to improve their attack significantly for this to work.

As per the report, Tokoz is valued at around €20m (£17.5m). A club of Newcastle’s stature should be able to afford the asking price.

With Hayden expected to leave the club, Newcastle could fund the arrival with a sale.

It will be interesting to see where the player ends up this summer. The likes of Genoa and Atletico Madrid are interested in the player as well.

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Newcastle ready to act quickly to secure the signing of £26m star this summer

Newcastle ready to act quickly to secure the signing of £26m star this summer – originally posted on Sportslens.com

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Newcastle are looking to sign the Russia defender Mario Fernandes this summer.

According to Daily Mirror, the Magpies want to improve their defence and the 28-year-old has been identified as an upgrade on the likes of Manquillo and Yedlin.

Fernandes is a key player for CSKA Moscow and he has done well at the international level as well.

Furthermore, he has the experience of Champions League football. He is capable of making an immediate impact for Benitez’s side.

The report adds that Atletico Madrid are keen on the player as well and therefore Newcastle are prepared to act swiftly to secure his services. The player is apparently rated at £26million.

It will be interesting to see if they can get the deal over the line now.

Mike Ashley will have to back his manager in the transfer market if Newcastle are to break into the top half next season.

Benitez has been left frustrated with the lack of ambition from Ashley in the past and his future could depend on the backing he receives in the window.

Fernandes will improve the right-hand side of Newcastle’s defence and add more end product going forward as well.

The Russian had a hand in creating 10 goals for CSKA this past season.

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Newcastle open talks with highly rated midfielder regarding a summer move

Newcastle open talks with highly rated midfielder regarding a summer move – originally posted on Sportslens.com

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Newcastle could sign the Monaco midfielder Mehdi Zerkane this summer.

According to L’Equipe (report translated by SportWitness), the player has already opened talks with the Premier League club regarding a summer move.

However, Newcastle have not made an offer yet. Apparently, they are looking to resolve the managerial situation at the club first.

Rafa Benitez is yet to commit his long term future to the club and if the Magpies do not share his ambitions going forward, the Spaniard will decide to move on.

It will be interesting to see if Mike Ashley can convince Benitez to continue at the club.

Meanwhile, Zerkane is highly rated in France and he could be a good long term investment for Newcastle. Some of the French clubs are keen on the player as well.

The 19-year-old might join up with the Newcastle youth teams if the move goes through this summer.

The midfielder is out of contract at Monaco next month and he could be snapped up on a free transfer. Therefore, Newcastle can invest in the other areas of their squad.

The Magpies might have to pay a development fee but that is likely to be a nominal amount.

Newcastle have done well to develop young talents like Longstaff recently and they could help Zerkane fulfill his potential as well.

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Newcastle looking to sign 18-goal attacker, PL giants value him at £25m

Newcastle looking to sign 18-goal attacker, PL giants value him at £25m – originally posted on Sportslens.com

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Newcastle are interested in signing Harry Wilson this summer.

According to Sky Sports, the Welshman is valued at £25 million by the Reds.

Wilson is currently on loan at Derby County and he has been in very good form for the Rams.

Frank Lampard’s men are in the Championship playoff finals and they could be in the Premier League next season.

If that happens, Derby will try to sign Wilson permanently.

Sky Sports add that Southampton, Crystal Palace and Brighton and keen on the player as well. Several German and Spanish clubs are keeping tabs on the winger as well.

Wilson will add flair and goals to Newcastle’s attack next season. The youngster could prove to be a quality addition for the future.

He is yet to prove himself in the Premier League but the Liverpool winger has shown that he has the talent. Wilson was outstanding against Manchester United in a cup game this past season.

The Liverpool youngster is very good with set pieces and long-range efforts. Newcastle could certainly use a match-winner like him next season.

The 22-year-old has scored 18 goals for Derby County in all competitions. He also has 4 assists to his name.

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‘Some coup’, ‘Perfect signing’ – Some Newcastle fans are excited about midfield target

'Some coup', 'Perfect signing' – Some Newcastle fans are excited about midfield target – originally posted on Sportslens.com

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Newcastle could make a move for Juan Mata this summer.

According to The Sun, Rafa Benitez wants to sign the experienced playmaker if he decides to stay on as the Newcastle manager.

Mata is out of contract this summer and he could be signed on a free transfer.

For a player of his ability, it would be quite the bargain for the Magpies. It will be interesting to see if Newcastle can pull it off.

The 31-year-old has proven himself in the Premier League with Chelsea and Manchester United. He would certainly add more quality, experience and leadership to the Newcastle side.

The former Champions League winner might be tempted to continue in England after his contract expires with Manchester United and the chance to work with Benitez could be enticing.

The Spanish manager wanted to sign Mata during his time at Liverpool as well. Also, he worked with the player when he was managing Chelsea.

Newcastle won’t be the only club after him this summer and the Premier League side will have to move quickly if they want him signed.

Here are some of the fan reactions to the links with Mata.

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