Newcastle United 'eye' another Premier League goalkeeper as Man Utd 'enquire' over Magpies 'target'

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The latest Newcastle United transfer news and rumours as Eddie Howe's side continue their Premier League campaign

The games are coming thick and fast for Newcastle United but there is already plenty of transfer talk surrounding St James' Park as the January transfer window comes into view. Eddie Howe's side have been plagued with injuries this term, with their most recent blow a long-term one for goalkeeper Nick Pope.

The transfer window opens on January 1, and Newcastle have been linked with a handful of players as Howe's side seek to continue their impressive campaign despite the plethora of injury problems they are facing. Below we have rounded up the latest transfer news and rumours from Newcastle and beyond.

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Man Utd 'enquire' over Newcastle target

Manchester United have made official enquiries to Stuttgart over striker and reported Newcastle United target Serhou Guirassy, according to Florian Plettenberg of Sky Sports Germany. The 27-year-old is able to leave the Bundesliga club for a bargain price of around £17m due to a release clause but the deal is described as being at an 'early stage'. Guirassy is 'open' to talks with Erik ten Hag's side but his preference is said to stay at Stuttgart until the summer. Guirassy is enjoying an incredible season in Germany with 18 goals and two assists in all competitions, and has also been linked with Newcastle United, although he is under contract until 2026.

Newcastle 'eye' new goalkeeper target

Newcastle United are considering a move for Crystal Palace goalkeeper Sam Johnstone amid an injury blow to first-choice Nick Pope. That is according to the Daily Star, with Eddie Howe's side set to be without Pope for around four months. The Magpies have already been linked with moves for free agent David De Gea and Arsenal second choice shot-stopper Aaron Ramsdale. Johnstone signed a new deal at Selhurst Park last month which runs until the summer of 2027. However, he is said to be available for around £8million and is viewed long-term as someone who could compete for the number one shirt once Pope is fit again.

Howe previously shut down suggestions linking Newcastle with moves for De Gea or Ramsdale. He said earlier this week: "I’ve seen a lot of media headlines regarding goalkeepers and other players. We have not made any enquiries. If we were to recruit now we’d be recruiting in every area on the pitch. It’s a chance for the other keepers to consolidate their positions."

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