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Newcastle United F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 27 May 01:00

Roma join West Ham in pursuit of Newcastle star Georginio Wijnaldum as agent confirms 'player has to think about his future'

Roma have shown an interest in Newcastle forward Georginio Wijnaldum.  The 25-year-old arrived at St James' Park from Dutch giants PSV last summer.

ESPN FC - Newcastle United News 26 May 15:00

What's trending: Ibrahimovic 'future is already written,' praises Mourinho

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been heavily linked with a move away from France, but just who is the Swedish target man? Carlo Ancelotti says Jose Mourinho is a winner and would be a good match for Manchester United. ESPN FC's Stewart Robson is a bit wary whether or not Jose Mourinho will fit in to Man United. Here are the latest stories from Thursday. MANCHESTER UNITED: Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said he has decided where his future lies but refused to confirm whether he is joining Manchester United. "It's not a difficult choice, I know what I want," he said. "The future is already written. I have made my choice." He went on to add: "You want action you bring Mourinho. I believe he is the man to bring them back to the top." - Cristiano Ronaldo said that he has been "hurt" by Manchester...

Newcastle United F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 26 May 12:14

Rafa Benitez stays on as Newcastle manager on three-year deal

After a fortnight of deliberations, the Spaniard has opted to stay in the North East, despite seeing the Magpies relegated from the Premier League at the end of last season.

ESPN FC - Newcastle United News 25 May 23:50

Staying at Newcastle right for Benitez?

The ESPN FC crew debate Rafa Benitez's decision to remain at Newcastle and whether or not he can bring them back to the Premier League.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Newcastle United | BBC 25 May 22:33

Benitez stays as Newcastle manager

Rafael Benitez is staying as Newcastle United manager after signing a new three-year contract at the relegated club.

Newcastle United – teamtalk.com 25 May 20:24

Benitez signs up to lead Newcastle promotion charge

Rafael Benitez has agreed to stay at Newcastle and lead the fight for promotion back to the Barclays Premier League, the club have confirmed.

The 56-year-old Spaniard has signed a new initial three-year deal after opting not to exercise the release clause in the contract he signed in March to protect him in the event of relegation, and will have day-to-day responsibility for all football-related matters.

Benitez said: “I am extremely pleased to be staying at Newcastle United. The love I could feel from the fans was a big influence for me in my decision to stay, as was my relationship with [managing director] Lee Charnley and all the staff.

“This is a huge club and I wanted to be part of the great future I can see for Newcastle United.”

Hopes had been high of keeping Benitez on Tyneside ever since he held positive talks with Charnley in the immediate aftermath of relegation and then spoke to owner Mike Ashley.

Both sides were finally granted their wish on Wednesday afternoon when the former Liverpool and Real Madrid boss formally agreed to stay.

A statement said: “Newcastle United are delighted to confirm that Rafa Benitez will remain as Newcastle United manager, after signing a new initial three-year contract.

“On Wednesday afternoon, the Spaniard put pen to paper on the deal which will keep him on Tyneside until at least the summer of 2019.

“Benitez will have day-to-day responsibility for all football-related matters at the club.”

Benitez Mbemba Newcastle

Benitez had taken on a 10-game rescue mission when he replaced Steve McClaren, but although he was unable to pull it off as the Magpies finished a disastrous season on just 37 points, they did so with a six-match unbeaten run culminating in a 5-1 demolition of Tottenham.

That was enough to convince the embittered Toon Army that Benitez was the right man for the job and with Charnley having pulled off something of a coup to get him in the first place, he was handed the equalling taxing challenge of securing his services for at least one season in the Sky Bet Championship.

Charnley said: “When we brought Rafa to the club in March, we knew he was a phenomenal manager and everything we have seen from him since has only served to reinforce that.

“We are therefore delighted to have secured his services for the next three years and I believe with Rafa as manager, it gives us the best possible chance of returning to the Premier League at the first time of asking and delivering success for this football club beyond that.

“It is clear that Rafa has connected deeply with the club’s supporters and we do not underestimate the role they have played in his decision to stay. He has captured the hearts and minds not just of the fans, but of everyone who has had the pleasure of working with him at the club thus far.

“As a world-class manager, we had no doubt in our minds as to the importance of retaining him at Newcastle United.”

For all there was a willingness on both parts for a deal to be struck, there were serious discussions to be had with the manager – predecessors Alan Pardew and McClaren had the title head coach – seeking assurances on the degree to which he would have control of player recruitment and disposal and the finance available to him.

The club too, while needing to alter the model it has adopted in recent years, also needed to be certain Benitez’s demands were workable after suffering a huge drop in revenue as a consequence of relegation in a season which sees the new bumper broadcast deal come into effect.

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ESPN FC - Newcastle United News 25 May 19:54

Rafa Benitez signs three-year deal to stay at Newcastle

Rafael Benitez has agreed a new deal to remain with Newcastle United on a three-year deal. The FC crew talk about Rafa Benitez's prospects next season; will he remain with Newcastle or seek a stronger league? Rafael Benitez has agreed to stay at Newcastle and lead the fight for promotion back to the Premier League, the club have confirmed. The 56-year-old Spaniard has signed a new initial three-year deal after opting not to exercise the release clause in the contract he signed in March to protect him in the event of relegation, and will have day-to-day responsibility for all football-related matters. Benitez said: "I am extremely pleased to be staying at Newcastle United. The love I could feel from the...

Newcastle United F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 25 May 18:22

Rafa Benitez could bring £12million Fulham striker Ross McCormack to Newcastle

Rafa Benitez will consider a move for Fulham striker Ross McCormack once he focuses his attention on rebuilding his squad for their campaign in the Championship.

Newcastle United F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 25 May 17:58

Rafa Benitez agrees to stay on as Newcastle manager

Rafa Benitez will stay on as Newcastle manager in the Championship after receiving guarantees from owner Mike Ashley over budget and control. He is set to be confirmed on Wednesday.

ESPN FC - Newcastle United News 25 May 15:51

Benitez to remain Newcastle manager

Rafael Benitez has agreed a new deal to remain with Newcastle United on a three-year deal.

Newcastle United – teamtalk.com 25 May 14:59

Pardew wants reunion with Santon, Ba and Tiote at Palace

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew is reportedly keen to be reunited with three players he worked with at Newcastle.

Pardew is looking to bounce back from Saturday’s FA Cup final defeat to Manchester United by strengthening his Palace squad.

The Eagles started last season strongly but faded badly after Christmas, allowing themselves to be dragged into a relegation battle. The south London side eventually finished in 15th place before losing the FA Cup final in extra-time at Wembley last weekend.

After injury absences hampered Palace throughout the season, Pardew is keen to bolster his ranks, with three players he coached at Newcastle said to be among his targets.

Davide Santon Cheick Tiote Newcastle

Inter Milan full-back Davide Santon could be offered another crack at the Premier League, with the 25-year-old having spent three and a half seasons at St James’ Park before returning to the San Siro in January 2015.

The Croydon Advertiser also links Cheick Tiote with a switch to Selhurst Park. The Ivory Coast midfielder is likely to be leaving the North East following the Magpies’ relegation to the Championship.

Demba Ba is also understood to be being watched by Pardew. The Senegal forward is currently plying his trade in China with Shanghai Shenua but Pardew will be keen to bring the 31-year-old back to England if he can help the former Chelsea and West Ham striker recapture the form that saw him net 29 goals in 54 appearances for Newcastle between 2011 and 2013.

 

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Newcastle United – teamtalk.com 25 May 13:15

Newcastle ?on brink of confirming Rafael Benitez stay?

Rafael Benitez is believed to be close to agreeing a deal to remain as Newcastle manager.

Discussions which began after the club’s relegation from the Premier League on May 11 are believed to have proved fruitful.

Hopes are high around St James’ Park that a formal agreement with the 56-year-old has been reached, who admitted “his heart was telling him to stay” at St James’ Park.

Some supporters had grown anxious at the delay confirming Benitez’s continued presence or otherwise. Sources close to the talks insisted there was nothing sinister in the protracted nature of the negotiations, which were always expected to last weeks rather than days.

The fact the former Valencia, Liverpool, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Napoli manager did not exercise his right to walk away in the immediate aftermath of relegation is a reflection both of the effect public support for his appointment had on him, and his belief he can restore the club’s fortunes given the right backing.

Newcastle were impressed with Benitez’s early work, even if his initial rescue mission did come up short, and a club which has found itself at loggerheads with large sections of its support for much of owner Mike Ashley’s reign to date is keen to harness a rare dose of positivity from its latest brush with adversity.

Benitez, who also took charge of Chelsea on an interim basis in 2012, had started to identify potential signings for the Magpies. The Spaniard had also sought assurances over the extent of his remit with player recruitment and disposal a major focus.

Club officials needed to assess whether or not his ideas were workable within their model – one which would have to change significantly from the one they have employed in recent seasons.

The first group of Newcastle players are due to return for pre-season training on June 28, six days after the 2016/17 Championship fixtures are announced.

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ESPN FC - Newcastle United News 25 May 13:13

Rafa Benitez set to stay as Newcastle manager - report

The FC crew talk about Rafa Benitez's prospects next season; will he remain with Newcastle or seek a stronger league? Rafael Benitez should enjoy the result against Tottenham, amidst questions about his future with the club. The ESPN FC crew discuss the relegation battle and whether or not Rafa Benitez's Newcastle side is primed for survival. Rafa Benitez is close to agreeing a deal to remain as Newcastle United manager, Press Association Sport reports. Discussions which began after the club's relegation from the Premier League on May 11 reported to have proved fruitful. Hopes are high around St James' Park that a formal agreement with the 56-year-old has been reached. The former Liverpool boss was appointed at Newcastle in March with the side a point from safety, but he was unable to save them from relegation to the Championship. Benitez...

Newcastle United F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 24 May 17:44

Newcastle can be like Leicester, says Georginio Wijnaldum

Newcastle United should look to champions Leicester City as they try to get back into the Premier League under manager Rafa Benitez, Newcastle midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has said.

Newcastle United – teamtalk.com 24 May 15:08

Townsend ?leaves England squad to secure shock move?

Newcastle United winger Andros Townsend is reportedly close to securing a shock move to Sporting Lisbon in Portugal.

It is reported that Townsend has travelled over to Portugal to discuss and possibly finalise the move to the Portuguese giants, who finished second this season in the Primeira Liga.

The winger was selected in the preliminary England squad for friendlies against Turkey and Australia, with the latter being back in the North East at Sunderland.

However players were given Monday afternoon off and are not required to report back until Wednesday.

Portuguese outlet Record state Townsend is signing for Sporting Lisbon after they decided to activate the £8million clause in his Newcastle contract.

A social media post appeared to show the 24-year-old on a flight towards the Portuguese capital.

Bit out of the blue this but Andros Townsend on his way to Sporting Lisbon for a medical, mate on same flight #NUFC pic.twitter.com/762uO1qTVd

— John (@DogLayer) May 23, 2016

Earlier this month, his father Troy stated he might yet stay with the Magpies. West Ham and Southampton have been credited with interest in the last few weeks.

“Newcastle could rise quickly and Andros looks forward to many more seasons with them” he told BBC Five Live.

But Sporting offer Champions League football, something which Townsend will be eager to experience given that he has only tasted the Europa League with Spurs.

The former Leeds loanee revealed earlier in the month that Euro 2016 is firmly on his mind in an interview for nufc.co.uk.

“It’s no secret that I hadn’t been getting too much game time over the past season-and-a-bit, and Newcastle took a chance on me, brought me to the club and I can’t thank them enough.

“Ever since the manager came in, you can see that he’s taken my game to another level. I’m hugely grateful and if I get the opportunity to go to the Euros, I will be proud to do so representing Newcastle.

“From my performances over the last couple of months – and the team’s performances – I knew I could do a good job for England, if selected.

“But you can’t take anything for granted and you don’t know what the national manager is thinking. All you can do is keep playing well on the pitch and hope that your good form is being noticed.”

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Newcastle United – teamtalk.com 24 May 12:35

Rumour Mill: Liverpool contact target; Chelsea eye defender

Liverpool make contact with Tottenham target, Manchester United and Chelsea are attempting to hijack Arsenal’s Medhi Benatia move and Radja Nainggolan is a man in demand, according to Tuesday’s transfer rumours.

 

ARSENAL

Arsenal have been joined by AC Milan, Manchester United and Chelsea in the battle to sign Bayern Munich defender Medhi Benatia

– Arsenal expect to complete the signing of Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka in the next 48 hours (Daily Mirror)

Alvaro Morata is poised to leave Juventus this summer, with Arsenal leading the race to sign the striker for £51m. A picture posted on Instagram hinted his stay in Turin is coming to an end

– Arsenal could follow up a deal for Granit Xhaka by trying to sign Argentine wonderkid Maxi Romero (Daily Mirror)

ASTON VILLA

– Aston Villa’s managerial shortlist is down to Roberto Di Matteo and Nigel Pearson after they were snubbed by David Moyes (Daily Mirror)

BOURNEMOUTH

– Bournemouth are back in Swedish defender Alexander Milosevic, a player they tracked last summer

– Bournemouth are considering making a £4m move for Tottenham’s 24-year-old midfielder Ryan Mason (Daily Mirror)

CHELSEA

Romelu Lukaku: May be saluting goodbye to Everton soon

– Juventus cannot afford to compete with Manchester United and Chelsea for Romelu Lukaku’s signature (Corriere dello Sport)

– Fenerbahce have placed a €20million (£15.4m) price tag on Simon Kjaer in light of increased interest from Chelsea (Fanatik)

– Chelsea and Manchester United are locked in an ‘auction’ for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Joao Mario (A Bola)

– Real Madrid are after Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois along with Manchester United target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, whose days at Borussia Dortmund appear to be numbered (Gazzetta dello Sport)

– Chelsea are reportedly preparing a fresh bid for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly after having an initial offer turned down (Sky Italia)

Arsenal have been joined by AC Milan, Manchester United and Chelsea in the battle to sign Bayern Munich defender Medhi Benatia

– Jose Mourinho wants to improve the spine of Manchester United’s side as soon as possible, after he is confirmed as manager. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, John Stones and Nemanja Matic are said to be at the top of his wanted list (Daily Mail)

CRYSTAL PALACE

– West Bromwich Albion, Crystal Palace and Stoke City are all interested in giving Newcastle man Paul Dummett Premier League football next season (Chronicle)

EVERTON

Napoli and Juventus are looking to sign Everton’s Romelu Lukaku, but the champions remain hopeful of keeping Alvaro Morata

Everton’s ambitious super-rich new owner Farhad Moshiri is making an astonishing attempt to buy Joe Hart

– Jose Mourinho wants to improve the spine of Manchester United’s side as soon as possible, after he is confirmed as manager. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, John Stones and Nemanja Matic are said to be at the top of his wanted list (Daily Mail)

– David Moyes is on a nine-man shortlist for Everton’s managerial vacancy, with Manuel Pellegrini, Frank de Boer and Unai Emery also set to be interviewed (Daily Mirror)

LEICESTER CITY

– Leicester forward Jamie Vardy is available to Champions League clubs for a cut-price £20 million, with Manchester City having scouted the player (Daily Mail)

– Leicester are ready to hand midfielder Danny Drinkwater an £80,000 a week contract to stave off interest from Liverpool (Daily Star)

Leicester City would have to pay 30m euro (£23.25m) for Sporting Lisbon striker Islam Slimani, who is also attracting interest from Arsenal and Tottenham

 

LIVERPOOL

Mario Gotze: Linked with move to Liverpool

– Jurgen Klopp has made contact with Ante Coric – described as “perfect for Liverpool” by The Scout  as the Reds look to beat Tottenham to the £11.4million signing of the Dinamo Zagreb midfielder (Sportske Novotsi)

– Liverpool loanee Mario Balotelli could be lured to Serie A newcomers Crotone after the club’s president offered to make him captain if he joins them. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

– Liverpool are once again considering a move to Southampton striker Shane Long (Daily Star)

– Klopp wants to sign German full-back Niklas Sule from Hoffenheim (ClickLiverpool)

– Liverpool have been dealt a serious blow in pursuit of arguably their top summer transfer target with Mario Gotze’s revelation that he wants to stay at Bayern Munich (Bild)

– The Merseysiders are not expected to hand a new contract to defender Kolo Toure (Sportsmail)

– Trabzonspor are leading the race to sign Liverpool’s out-of-favour striker Samed Yesil (TalkSport)

– Liverpool hope a tribunal will order Watford to pay more than £4m for 19-year-old striker Jerome Sinclair, who has signed a four-year contract with the Hornets (Liverpool Echo)

MANCHESTER CITY

– Manchester City are targeting Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ahead of the summer transfer window (France Football)

– City remain in discussions about Ukraine midfielder Oleksandr Zinchenko from Ufa and Aymeric Laporte at Athletic Bilbao (Daily Mail)

– Everton’s ambitious super-rich new owner Farhad Moshiri is making an astonishing attempt to buy Joe Hart

– Leicester forward Jamie Vardy is available to Champions League clubs for a cut-price £20million, with Manchester City having scouted the player (Daily Mail)

– Manchester City are closing on a four-year deal to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan and also hope to sign Real Sociedad ‘keeper Geronimo Rulli (Daily Mail)

MANCHESTER UNITED

– Man Utd will offer Michael Carrick a new one-year contract. (ESPN)

Arsenal have been joined by AC Milan, Manchester United and Chelsea in the battle to sign Bayern Munich defender Medhi Benatia

– Jose Mourinho wants to replace Marouane Fellaini with Radja Nainggolan at United (Le Soir)

– Manchester United have opened talks to sign West Ham defender Reece Oxford in the summer transfer window (ESPN FC)

– Juventus cannot afford to compete with Manchester United and Chelsea for Romelu Lukaku’s signature (Corriere dello Sport)

– Real Madrid are after Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois along with Manchester United target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, whose days at Borussia Dortmund appear to be numbered (Gazzetta dello Sport)

– Chelsea and Manchester United are locked in an ‘auction’ for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Joao Mario (A Bola)

– Jose Mourinho wants to improve the spine of Manchester United’s side as soon as possible, after he is confirmed as manager. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, John Stones and Nemanja Matic are said to be at the top of his wanted list (Daily Mail)

– Gary Neville and Brian Kidd are among the contenders to join Jose Mourinho’s backroom staff once he is confirmed as Manchester United’s next manager (The Sun)

– Louis van Gaal received a £5m pay-off to leave Manchester United, who will give Jose Mourinho £15m per year to replace the Dutchman (Daily Express)

– Louis van Gaal learned of his dismissal from Manchester United in a phone call with the man expected to replace him, Jose Mourinho (Daily Mirror)

 

 

NEWCASTLE UNITED

Andros Townsend: Winger adamant Newcastle can stay up

– Andros Townsend has left the England squad to sort a transfer to Sporting Lisbon (Record)

– West Bromwich Albion, Crystal Palace and Stoke City are all interested in giving Newcastle man Paul Dummett Premier League football next season (Chronicle)

NORWICH CITY

– Norwich are interested in signing Fulham striker Ross McCormack (Daily Mail)

– Mark Hughes and Stoke City are plotting a move for Norwich City winger Nathan Redmond (Stoke City)

– Norwich defender Steven Whittaker has signed a new one-year contract

SOUTHAMPTON

– Southampton will reportedly step up their efforts to sign Juventus forward Simone Zaza now they have Europa League football on offer (ClubCall)

– Liverpool are once again pondering a move to Southampton striker Shane Long (Daily Star)

STOKE

– Mark Hughes and Stoke City are plotting a move for Norwich City winger Nathan Redmond (Stoke City)

– West Bromwich Albion, Crystal Palace and Stoke City are all interested in giving Newcastle man Paul Dummett Premier League football next season (Chronicle)

SUNDERLAND

– Sunderland among a number of teams weighing up a move for Lyon winger Rachid Ghezzal (Sunderland Echo)

TOTTENHAM

Jonathan Calleri: Linked with Tottenham switch

Tottenham are set to sign striker Jonathan Calleri, with the Sao Paulo player’s agent claiming a verbal agreement is already in place (The Sun)

– Bournemouth are considering making a £4m move for Tottenham’s 24-year-old midfielder Ryan Mason (Daily Mirror)

– Tottenham and AC Milan have been told how much they will have to pay to tempt Palermo into selling Franco Vazquez

WATFORD

– Liverpool hope a tribunal will order Watford to pay more than £4m for 19-year-old striker Jerome Sinclair, who has signed a four-year contract with the Hornets (Liverpool Echo)

– Espanyol have turned down the opportunity to buy Watford goalkeeper Giedrius Arlauskis, 28, following his loan spell with the Spanish club (Watford Observer)

WEST BROM

– Newly promoted side Middlesborough are looking to sign midfielder West Brom James Morrison on a free transfer in the summer (Express)

– West Bromwich Albion, Crystal Palace and Stoke City are all interested in giving Newcastle man Paul Dummett Premier League football next season (Chronicle)

WEST HAM

– West Ham are reportedly closing in on the signing of Turkish international Gokhan Tore (CNN Turkey)

– Manchester United have opened talks to sign West Ham defender Reece Oxford in the summer transfer window (ESPN FC)

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Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Newcastle United | BBC 20 May 16:42

Ginola has quadruple heart bypass

Former France winger David Ginola, 49, is recovering in hospital after quadruple heart bypass surgery.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Newcastle United | BBC 19 May 15:19

Transfer funds key to Benitez decision

Rafael Benitez's decision whether to stay on as Newcastle manager will depend on the amount of transfer funds he receives.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Newcastle United | BBC 18 May 13:16

Benitez can 'heal' Newcastle - Harper

Rafael Benitez can help heal relegated Newcastle and the "whole city" wants him to stay, says ex-Magpies goalkeeper Steve Harper.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Newcastle United | BBC 15 May 20:23

Heart tells me to stay - Benitez

Rafael Benitez says he is agonising over whether to stay in charge of relegated Newcastle after the 5-1 win over Tottenham.

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