Newcastle United ‘preparing second offer’ for Ajax star amid Joao Pedro update
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Newcastle United have taken their summer transfer window to another level.
The Magpies took a slow and steady approach to the window, snapping up Sven Botman and others in a bid to improve to a top-half finish, and perhaps even better.
On Friday, Newcastle pulled off the big-money signing many were waiting for, splashing out as much as £63million to land Real Sociedad frontman Alexander Isak.
Amid a solid start to the campaign, Newcastle are now looking like a scary prospect, and the window has now closed yet.
With that in mind, we have rounded up all the latest transfer news and rumours surrounding St James’ Park.
The Magpies are said to be readying a second offer for Ajax star Edson Alvarez.
Zona TUDN say Newcastle have already seen a £30million bid rejected, and they are now preparing a second offer.
It’s reported Newcastle are willing to pay up to £40million, but it’s not clear whether or not that will be enough for Ajax to accept a deal.
The Dutch champions have already sold Lisandro Martinez this summer, while Manchester United are also said to be pushing for a deal to sign Antony.
Ajax are not likely to want to lose too many of their key players this summer.
Joao Pedro update
Newcastle are not ruling out a deal for Watford star Joao Pedro, according to the latest reports.
The Magpies have come up short in a bid for the forward, and Sky Sports News say they have not given up all hope.
That’s despite the signing of Isak, which appeared to signal a change of direction from Eddie Howe and his staff.
According to the report, Newcastle could go back for Joao Pedro late in the window, but they are now concentrating on the loan market.