Liverpool deliver Newcastle United £52m transfer blow as claim made on key issue

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Newcastle United have been splashing the cash this summer and are wary of meeting Financial Fair Play rules.

The transfers are coming thick and fast at Newcastle United this summer as the Saudi Public Investment Fund revolution in the North East continues.

Sandro Tonali kicked off the marquee arrivals earlier this month and now Leicester City star Harvey Barnes is putting pen to paper on a move to Tyneside. After that, it looks like Eddie Howe may be about to land his much-wanted full-back in Southampton's Tino Livramento.

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Here's your Friday evening round-up of Newcastle United transfer rumours.

Liverpool to beat Newcastle United to £52 million man as FFP bites

Liverpool and Bayern Munich look favourites to complete a deal for Juventus striker Federico Chiesa with Financial Fair Play factors ousting Newcastle United from the race.

The 25-year-old endured an injury-riddled season last year but did finish the Serie A in fine form with two goals and two assists in the final five fixtures.

Chiesa was one of many players Newcastle United had been linked with this summer but any faint hopes of completing a move for the Italian are to be dashed by the Magpies' need to be cautious of FFP rules.

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Any Federico Chiesa link to Newcastle United appears to be disappearing (Image: Getty Images)Any Federico Chiesa link to Newcastle United appears to be disappearing (Image: Getty Images)
Any Federico Chiesa link to Newcastle United appears to be disappearing (Image: Getty Images) | Getty Images

Gazzetta dello Sport journalist, Marco Guidi, told TvPlay: “The player would be more inclined to sign for a classic top club, such as Liverpool or Bayern Munich. It depends on whether Juve open the sale and under what conditions.

“If Newcastle have the economic strength they will try to take Chiesa, but the Newcastle option could only be taken into consideration at the end of the transfer market, in case of few offers on the table.”

Karl Darlow departure hits disagreement

Newcastle United goalkeeper Karl Darlow seemed to be on his way to the South Coast to join Premier League outfit AFC Bournemouth but now talks between the two clubs may have stalled.

The shot-stopper has been at St James' Park for nearly a decade but has struggled for game time since the arrival of Nick Pope and it now appears that Eddie Howe has settled on Loris Karius as his backup keeper.

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A Bournemouth move would give Darlow another chance at Premier League football with Neto and Mark Travers his competition in between the sticks.

However, InsideFutbol reports that the Cherries have been put off the Magpies' £5 million asking price for their frozen-out goalkeeper. That quoted fee is believed to be 'wide of the mark' from what Bournemouth want to play, but Eddie Howe has been vocal about the club's need to recuperate money on stars, as well as splurging this summer.

Should Bournemouth pull out a move, it could reopen a path for Championship side Leeds United, who had also been lined with signing the 32-year-old.

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