Newcastle United’s £58m transfer target ‘likely’ to stay put as Magpies ‘battle’ Leeds United for midfielder

The latest Newcastle United news and rumours on Monday.

Newcastle United drew 3-3 at home to champions Manchester City over the weekend.

The Toon Army have made a decent start to the new Premier League season.

They have picked up five points after a win and two draws from their opening three games.

Here is a look at the latest news coming out of the club today...

Target expected to stay put

Newcastle-linked Christian Pulisic is apparently expected to stay put at Chelsea in this transfer window.

The USA international has been with the Blues since joining for £58m in 2019 and has scored 25 goals in 118 games for them in all competitions to date.

According to reporter Florian Plettenberg on Twitter, he is ‘likely’ to remain in London for now (see tweet below):

Midfielder on radar

Howe is reportedly trying to sign midfielder Kouadio Kone from Borussia Monchengladbach.

The France U21 international has been playing in the Bundesliga since 2021 after rising up through the youth ranks at Toulouse.

French news outlet L’Equipe has reported that the Toon Army are making a ‘push’ to lure him over to England before the end of the month.

Another potential addition mentioned

LAFC midfielder Jose Cifuentes is another name who is said to be on Newcastle’s radar.

The Ecuador international has caught the eye playing in the MLS over the past few years.

According to a report by The Sun, the North East outfit are making ‘hurried checks’ on him along with fellow top flight teams Leeds United and Brighton and Hove Albion.