Newcastle United ‘consider’ surprise transfer move for Swiss star as huge bid is ‘rejected’

All the latest Newcastle United transfer news and rumours as Eddie Howe looks to bring fresh faces into his squad.

Newcastle United’s preparations for the new season are already firmly underway.

The Magpies enjoyed an impressive end to the season, pulling clear of the bottom three and finishing as high as 11th.

But they will have even loftier ambitions ahead of next season, and they will be keen to strengthen significantly this summer.

Armed with new-found wealth, Newcastle will be confident of taking a leap forward next season, and Eddie Howe’s job, with the help of sporting director Dan Ashworth, is to find suitable additions.

The Magpies are already being linked with a number of big-money signings, and that will make it an exciting summer for the Toon Army.

Here we have rounded up all the latest transfer news and rumours surrounding Villa Park.

Newcastle ‘cool’ interest

Newcastle are said to have ‘cooled’ their interest in Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson.

The England stopper has been heavily linked with a move to St James’ Park ahead of this season, with Howe hoping to land a new keeper.

According to talkSPORT, Newcastle have now decided to look elsewhere in a surprise piece of news.

The report claims Borussia Monchengladbach’s keeper Yann Sommer is now being eyed as a potential alternative.

Bid rejected

Newcastle are said to have submitted a huge bid for Roma star Lorenzo Pellegrini.

According to Corriere dello Sport, Newcastle have submitted a bid as high as £51.1million for the midfielder.

But Jose Mourinho has sent the Magpies packing, with Roma rejecting the offer.

Pellegrini impressed for Roma last season, helping Mourinho’s men secure the Conference League title, scoring 13 goals and managing seven assist across all competitions.

That form appears to have attracted interest from Newcastle, but the Magpies are going to have to pay a huge amount to get the deal done, if the report is accurate.