Newcastle United ‘want’ FOUR new signings with Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United stars considered

All the latest transfer speculation surrounding Newcastle United ahead of Monday’s transfer deadline at 11pm.

Lyon midfielder Bruno Guimaraes is closing in on becoming Newcastle United’s third signing of the January transfer window - and Friday has brought fresh speculation of where the Magpies will move next ahead of Monday’s deadline.

Four more targeted

The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards has stated the Magpies are still working on four deals ahead of the deadline - two centre-backs, a left-back and a young striker.

Sources at the club have suggested getting all four players is “unlikely” but the United hierarchy are working hard to continue bolstering Eddie Howe’s squad.

The likes of Brighton defender Dan Burn, Liverpool’s Nat Phillips and Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah are all mentioned in the piece.

Brighton’s Burn demands not met

Brighton’s Blyth-born defender Dan Burn has been on Newcastle’s radar and it is believed the Magpies submitted an £8million bid for his services earlier this week.

However, The Mail are reporting that offer falls short of the Seagull’s valuation of a player that spent time in Newcastle’s academy during the formative years of his career.

Lingard competition comes from abroad

Jesse Lingard - The midfielder had been linked with a move away from Man United this month but currently looks set to leave the club in the summer at the latest.

The Manchester Evening News have confirmed Newcastle target Jesse Lingard has interest from several clubs abroad.

The Manchester United midfielder is currently in the final six months of his contract at Old Trafford and can negotiate a pre-contract agreement with clubs outside of England.

Newcastle have made to unsuccessful loan bids for Lingard and it is believed both Spurs and West Ham are interested in a move for the England star.

However, a number of European clubs are also prepared to offer him a free transfer move to the continent this summer.

Napoli striker linked - but it will take a club record fee to land him

Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport have linked Newcastle and Premier League rivals Arsenal with a move for Napoli striker Victor Osimhen.

The Nigerian international became the most expensive African of all-time when he moved to the Serie A club from Lille in a deal worth around £66million in 2020.

The 23-year-old striker has 19 goals in 46 games for Napoli and has attracted the attention of a number of clubs around Europe over the last year.

However, any deal would depend on the Magpies willingness to break their transfer record, which was set when Joelinton moved to St James Park from Hoffenheim for £40million in July 2019.

Defensive alternatives identified

Sky Germany have suggested Newcastle’s search for a centre-back has led them to turn to Mainz defender Jeremiah St Juste and Galatasaray’s Marcao.

St Juste is valued at around £12.5million by the Bundesliga club and received a maiden call-up to the Dutch national side last year - although he is yet to earn his first cap.

A similar valuation has been placed on Marcao.

Lens deny Ganago move and Premier League rivals show interest in United target

One name that was mentioned earlier in the window was Lens forward Ianatius Ganago.

A move is not expected and L’Equipe have stated RC Lens CEO Arnaud Pouille has suggested there is “nothing at all” in talk that the Cameroon striker could move to Tyneside this month.

The renowned French paper have also reported Watford have looked into the possibility of signing reported Magpies target Bamba Dieng.

The Marseille striker is said to be on United’s list of potential additions - but Premier League rivals West Ham, Crystal Palace and Brighton are also monitoring the situation.