Newcastle United approached over deadline day loan deal after transfer U-turn

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Newcastle United have just over 24 hours to move the unwanted pair on.

Sheffield Wednesday have submitted an offer to Newcastle United to sign both Jeff Hendrick and Isaac Hayden on a season-long loan.

The Magpies are looking to offload the midfield pair before Friday’s 11pm transfer deadline having been frozen out of Eddie Howe’s first-team plans since last summer.

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Hendrick spent the second half of the 2021-22 campaign at Queens Park Rangers before joining Reading on loan last term. Hayden, meanwhile, moved to Norwich City but missed out on a permanent switch after the Canaries failed to win immediate promotion back to the Premier League.

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Since returning in July, both players have trained away from Howe’s squad. Hayden was close to joining Luton Town earlier this week after travelling south to undergo a medical. A deal, however, collapsed.

As reported by the Sheffield Star, Wednesday have offered the midfielders, who hold 265 Premier League between them, a route out of St James’ Park.

“We try to sign good players,” Owls boss Xisco Muñoz said at today’s press conference. “I think we try to sign players from the Premier League, that is better because they give us something different. We have a chance. It is important we finish the work.

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“The club are working very hard on that, very hard. We try to close the squad by giving solutions to our problems.”

Newcastle are keen to offload the pair permanently but accept a loan is the only option. Hendrick and Hayden’s reported £50,000-a-week wages has priced clubs out of a move and a potential switch to Hillsborough would likely United subsidise part of their salary.

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