Newcastle United and Sunderland are both making transfer headlines today – one looking to splash the cash and the other hoping for a boost to their coffers.
Newcastle’s defeat at Tottenham Hotspur last night showcased perfectly the need for the Magpies to spend big on a new striker in the summer.
The Magpies have already been linked with a number of swoops, with Rafa Benitez admitting they will need to smash their transfer record to get in a forward of pedigree, and speaking after the loss at Wembley, the Spaniard reiterated his desire to sign a top striker.
Newcastle have also been linked with West Brom defender Craig Dawson as Benitez prepares for another busy summer.
Down the road at Sunderland, Wahbi Khazri’s future could hand the Black Cats a much-needed cash boost. The Tunisian winger is being chased by a trio of French clubs, with rennes, Marseille and Lyon all keen on his services after he impressed on loan in Ligue 1.
Here is a round-up of some of the stories making the transfer headlines elsewhere:
Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar held secret talks with Real Madrid officials in March. The 26-year-old Brazilian, who signed from Barcelona, is believed to be desperate to leave the French capital this summer. (AS)
Arsenal have whittled down their shortlist of candidates to replace the departing Arsene Wenger, with Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri and Mikel Arteta and Patrick Vieira in serious consideration. (Daily Telegraph)
Everton forward Wayne Rooney wants to join MLS side DC United, with a £12.5m deal close to being agreed. (Daily Mail)
Arsenal have offered midfielder Jack Wilshere a new three-year deal with the option of a further 12 months. (Daily Mirror)
Arsenal are in talks to sign Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno as a replacement for the ageing Petr Cech. (Bild)
French giants PSG will rival Tottenham for the signature of Ryan Sessegnon, with the 17-year-old Fulham full-back set to cost up to £50m. (Daily Mirror)
Serie A club Roma are set to beat a host of Premier League clubs to sign Ajax’s 19-year-old winger Justin Kluivert, the son of former Dutch legend Patrick. (Vl.nl)
Tottenham target Matthijs de Ligt wants to leave Ajax, with the 18-year-old Netherlands defender also linked with Bayern Munich and Barcelona. (De Telegraaf)
Liverpool lead the race to sign Porto’s Diogo Leite this summer, with the 19-year-old defender also wanted by Manchester City and Arsenal. (The Guardian)
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