Newcastle United make intriguing transfer deadline day ‘loan enquiries’ as star closes in on exit

All the latest Newcastle United transfer news and rumours as Eddie Howe searches for new additions on deadline day.

Newcastle United have come into transfer deadline day on the back of a frustrating result on the field.

The Magpies looked as though they would take a point from Liverpool at Anfield, taking the lead through new signign Alexander Isak before conceding an equaliser.

But they went on to concede the winner in the 97th minute in what was the final play of the game.

It was a crushing defeat for Eddie Howe’s men, but there were plenty of positives to take from the performance.

Attention will now turn to the final hours of the transfer window, though, and here we round up all the latest transfer news and rumours surrounding St James’ Park.

Loan enquiries

Newcastle are said to be showing a late interest in signing Juventus star Denis Zakaria.

According to the Daily Mail’s Craig Hope, the Magpies have enquired about the possibility of signing Zakaria on loan.

Zakaria is a defensive midfielder who has been with Juve since January, making 11 Serie A appearances since.

He is a 40-time Switzerland international, and he made his name at Borussia Monchengladbach.

It’s also claimed enquires have been made over Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Harrison Ashby.

Dubravka to seal move

One departure that looks likely on deadline day is Martin Dubravka.

The goalkeeper looks as though he is headed out on a loan deal amid the arrival of Nick Pope, who is the Magpies’ new number one.

Dubravka has been with Newcastle for four years, making more than 100 league appearances during that time.

But it seems he is now headed out, but not to get regular football.

According to The Athletic, Dubravka will join Manchester United on a loan deal on deadline day, providing back-up for David De Gea.

The Slovakian is likely to see some action in the cup, but he is not likely to see much more action than he would have at St James’ Park.