Newcastle United handed midfield ‘transfer opportunity’ as three players ‘loan listed’

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All the latest Newcastle United transfer news and rumours as Eddie Howe’s men prepare to face Leeds United.

Newcastle United are flying near the top of the Premier League after a stunning run of form.

The Magpies saw off Leicester City comfortably on Boxing Day to continue their unbeaten run, and they are now in third place, four points ahead of Manchester United in fifth, albeit they have played a game more. A home clash with Leeds United is next up, on New Year’s Eve, and Eddie Howe and his men will already be preparing for that clash as they look to end the year on another high.

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In the meantime, we have rounded up all the latest transfer news and rumours surrounding St James’ Park.

Rabiot latest

Newcastle are being linked with a move for Juventus star Adrien Rabiot as the January window approaches.

According to Calciomercato.it via SportWitness the Magpies are interested in landing the midfielder in the summer, though they may have to make a move in January if they want to get their man. According to the report, with Rabiot out of contract at the end of the season, Juventus would prefer to sell for between £8.8million and £13.2million in January to avoid a free departure.

Rabiot is said to have very high wage demands, though, which may put Newcastle off.

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Lewis and co available for loan

The Magpies could move to loan out Jamal Lewis during the January window.

The Telegraph claim Newcastle have made the 24-year-old available for loan as they look to ease the wage bill. It’s claimed the easing of the wage bill is an important factor in Howe bringing in new signings due to Financial Fair Play.

According to the report, Lewis has been offered to clubs ahead of January, along with Matt Ritchie and Paul Dummett, who also look set to depart on loan, if clubs can be found for each of the trio.

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