Newcastle United ‘submit’ hefty contract offer to Serie A star amid Leicester City transfer link

A look at all the latest Newcastle United transfer news and rumours as Eddie Howe and his men cast their minds ahead to next season.

Newcastle United will already be planning for next season as they cruise towards the end of the season.

The Magpies managed to secure Premier League safety with games to spare after a turnaround in the second half of the season.

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Home form was key to that turnaround, though, they have been on a difficult run of late, playing title condenders Manchster City and Liverpool back to back.

Two defeats have been the result, and a top half finish is now likely out of reach, but Howe will still wants to make the most of games against Arsenal and Burnley to finish the season.

The Magpies are preparing for next season, when they will be keen to kick on from the improvements they have managed in recent months.

But in the meantime, let’s take a look at the latest Magpies transfer news:

Perisic offer?

Newcastle are said to have submitted a big-money offer for out of contract Inter Milan star Ivan Perisic.

According to CalcioMercato via HITC, the Magpies have submitted an offer worth £107,000 per week to land the Croatian.

Perisic is out of contract at Inter this summer, and he is not likely to get a new deal at San Siro.

According to the report, Newcastle are already making advances to land the 33-year-old., but there is likely to be some serious competition to seal the deal.

Schmeichel links

Newcastle are said to be considering a move for Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.

Schmeichel has now been at Leicester for 11 years, first joining in 2011, but talkSPORT report that Brenden Rodgers is considering a change between the sticks.

In the meantime, Newcastle are said to be keen to add a new goalkeeper, and Schmeichel is one of the players being considered, according to the report.

The 35-year-old is a Premier League champion and an 80-cap current Denmark international.