Newcastle United to announce transfer ‘by this weekend’ as superstar ‘rules out’ move

All the latest Newcastle United transfer news and rumours as Eddie Howe goes about strengthening his side for the new season.

Newcastle United continue to work on new deals as they look to strengthen their squad this summer.

Eddie Howe will want to strengthen in a number of areas as he and his squad look to take a big step forward next season.

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The Magpies know they cannot become a success overnight, but they are expecting to turn an 11th place finish into one of the top half next time around.

New-found wealth should allow Newcastle to spend significantly this summer, and they need a number of new faces, but Financial Fair Play means they will still need to spend wisely.

Howe and the club’s recruitment chiefs are attempting to do just that, and as the work continues behind the scenes, we have rounded up all the latest transfer news and rumours:

Pope medical

Nick Pope has touched down on Tyneside ahead of his move from Burnley.

As detailed by the Daily Mail, Pope is undergoing his Newcastle medical today after a deal was agreed with Burnley for his transfer.

Howe made it clear he wants to strengthen between the stick this season, and he can now tick off that objective.

As per the report, the £12million should be finalised and announced ahead of this weekend, with the final details now being processed.

Neymare not happening

Newcastle fans have grown used to outlandish rumours involving their club since the takeover.

And the latest claims the Magpies could be in the race to sign Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar this summer.

The Brazilian is being linked with a move away from Paris, but he has eye-watering wages, meaning few could actually afford to sign him.

Newcastle may be one of the clubs who can - Financial Fair Play dependent - but a move is very unlikely.

L’Equipe say Neymar is firmly against signing for Newcastle.