Newcastle United tried to sign Tottenham star amid fresh striker blow

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All the latest Newcastle United transfer news and rumours as Eddie Howe looks to embed his new summer signings.

Newcastle United enjoyed a very interesting summer transfer window.

The Magpies were expected to splash the cash - and they did spend more than £100million - but they were not over the top in their summer investments.

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Eddie Howe strengthened his ranks with the marquee signings of Sven Botman and Alexander Isak, while snapping up Matt Targett and Nick Pope on cheaper deals.

It has been a solid start for Newcastle, too, as they look to take the step into the top half this season.

Here we take a look at all the latest news and transfer rumours surrounding St James’ Park as the fallout from deadline day continues.

Moura chase

Newcastle are said to have made a move for Tottenham star Lucas Moura in the summer window.

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Moura is out of contract in 2023, and the Magpies are said to have attempted to pull off a deal, only to be rejected by Tottenham.

Fabrizio Romano tweeted: “Newcastle wanted Lucas Moura as they approached Tottenham during Deadline Day, same for Aston Villa. Spurs decided to keep the player, never been advanced.

“Lucas future remains open as he’s out of contract in June 2023 and there are chances for a free move. “

Broja blow

Newcastle were said to have expressed an interest in Chelsea star Armando Broja this summer, but they could not pull off a deal.

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And the Magpies now know they are unlikely to get the striker in January or beyond.

That’s because Broja has signed a new six-year contract with Chelsea, evidentally set to play a big part of the future at Stamford Bridge.

Howe delight

Eddie Howe says he is delighted that Matty Longstaff has joined Colchester United on loan.

“For Matty and the stage he’s at in his career, I think he needed to play,” said Howe.

“He shared that need as well, and we’re delighted he’s gone to get games – and hopefully he’ll prove what a good player he is.”

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