Newcastle United ‘agree’ key transfer as fresh ‘£31m proposal’ submitted to defender

All the latest Newcastle United transfer news and rumours as Eddie Howe looks to wrap up key deals to add to his squad.

Newcastle United are still working away to secure new signings this summer.

There has been plenty of excitement around the Magpies’ dealings this summer, much due to their new-found wealth.

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But it has not been a rapid start to the window for Newcastle, who have only completed one transfer, with Matt Targett joining on a permanent deal.

Thankfully for Eddie Howe, there is still plenty of time remaining in the window, and there should still be deals aplenty.

Howe has a number of areas he needs to strengthen ahead of the new season, particularly if the Magpies want a top-half finish next season.

And as the work behind the scenes continues, we have rounded up all the latest transfer news and rumours.

Botman bid

Newcastle have now reportedly made an official proposal to sign Lille star Sven Botman.

The defender has been heavily linked with a move to St James’ Park, and Fabrizio Romano has claimed a formal bid has now been placed.

Speaking on the Que Golazo Podcast, Romano claimed Newcastle have made a £31million ‘proposal’ to Lille in an attempt to pull off the deal.

Though, getting a deal agreed with Lille is just part of the puzzle, with the Magies also needing to convince Botman - something they have struggled with in previous attempts.

Pope deal

The big news on Wednesday is that Newcastle appear to be closing in on a deal for Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope.

The goalkeeper always looked likely to move this summer, evidently too good to be playing Championship football next season.

The Magpies have taken full advantage, and according to Sky Sports, a deal has now been agreed with the Clarets.

Howe will be delighted to tick off the new goalkeeper as he looks to strengthen key areas.