‘Something could happen’ — Fabrizio Romano delivers verdict on uncertain £25m-rated Newcastle United target

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The latest on Newcastle United’s transfer pursuits as the summer window enters its final couple of weeks

Newcastle United remain on the market for some extra signings before the transfer window slams shut in just two weeks’ time. The Magpies are enjoying a successful spending spree so far, with Sandro Tonali and Harvey Barnes both already impressing for their new club.

The new boys both scored a goal each in the first match of the season against Aston Villa. Tino Livramento and Yankuba Minteh have also joined the club but Eddie Howe is still keen on bolstering his ranks even further this summer.

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One man who remains a major target for Newcastle is Arsenal’s Kieran Tierney — who is one of the players Mikel Arteta is looking to cash in on to balance the books — but talks regarding a potential move remain up in the air.

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has shed a little more light on the situation. He believes there could be a Tyneside transfer on the cards, as the Toon are real admirers of the full-back, but here is some uncertainty in the air as they look to sign him on loan for the season.

“There is interest from Newcastle United, it’s true, but again, with Arsenal asking for a permanent transfer, we know the Newcastle situation with Financial Fair Play is not that easy,” Romano told GiveMeSport.

“So they have to be careful on how they spend money, what kind of proposal they can offer to Arsenal. So that’s why the deal is not so easy. But it’s true that he’s appreciated. So, I think in the next few weeks, something could happen for Tierney.”

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The left-back has fallen out of favour at Arsenal since the arrival of Oleksandr Zinchenko, so he is looking to secure regular playing time elsewhere. Recent reports claim the Gunners would be looking for £25 million for Tierney, who still has three years left on his current contract.

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