Newcastle United set to pocket transfer windfall as Eddie Howe confirms medical booked

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Newcastle United are about to pocket a small fee as Eddie Howe and the club continue their bid to balance the book.

Newcastle United are about to secure a small transfer windfall after striking a deal to sell one of their players.

The Magpies have been concentrating on sales and outgoing loans over recent days after racking up a significant spending bill with the signings of Sandro Tonali and Harvey Barnes. With more than £100million spent, adding to a big spending bill over recent years, Newcastle have to balance the books in order to fall withing Financial Fair Play rules.

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Allan Saint Maximin could be the big exitee, but he won’t be the only one, with a number of loans and sales expected ahead of the end of the summer transfer window.

One of the next exits could be goalkeeper Karl Darlow, who has been at the club since 2014. The third-choice keeper has made 86 Premier League appearances, but he has found himself firmly behind starting keeper Nick Pope, and he will now move on in a bid to secure more starting minutes.

Darlow is on his way to Leeds after seeing his move to Premier League club Bournemouth fall through, and while Newcastle will pocket a small windfall, they will not get anywhere near the reported £5million initial asking price.

Confirming the incoming deal, whish is said to be worth an initial £400,000, Howe has said during Newcastle’s USA tour: “Jamal Lewis is probably the nearest to securing a loan move to Watford. That is closest in the pipeline and that will get done in the next 24 hours. The other two no (Garang Kuol and Harrison Ashby) nothing. Karl is a possible one that might happen in the next few days.

"Karl will certainly go with our best wishes. He has been an incredible servant to the football club. We value him but we can't carry a team of five goalkeepers."

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