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Newcastle United F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 27 Jun 22:11

Fulham join battle in race to sign £11m Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle

Fulham are set to rival fellow Championship outfit Newcastle with an £11million move for Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle ahead of the new campaign.

Newcastle United F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 25 Jun 16:06

Newcastle United lining up £10m move for Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle 

The 25-year-old signed a new four year contract at Selhurst Park in April but has struggled to command a starting place under Alan Pardew. He scored seven goals in 20 games last season.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Newcastle United | BBC 24 Jun 18:25

Euros prevent early signings - Benitez

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez says it has been "impossible" to sign players because of Euro 2016.

Newcastle United F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 23 Jun 19:44

Mike Ashley to pay legal costs of Rangers chairman and SFA after abandoning action

Mike Ashley has been ordered to pay the costs of Rangers chairman Dave King and the Scottish Football Association after abandoning a legal action.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Newcastle United | BBC 22 Jun 11:41

Newcastle face Fulham in Championship opener

Newcastle kick off the 2016-17 English Football League season with a Championship trip to Fulham on Friday, 5 August.

Newcastle United – 22 Jun 10:15

Football League fixtures released as clubs learn their programme

Newcastle will begin life back in the Championship with a trip to face Fulham at Craven Cottage in front of the live TV cameras, while Aston Villa’s trip to face Sheffield Wednesday will also be on TV.

The Magpies, relegated from the Premier League, head to west London on Friday August 5 on the eve of the new EFL campaign.

Aston Villa, also relegated to the Championship and under the new management of Roberto Di Matteo, face a stiff-looking trip to play-off runners-up Sheffield Wednesday on the Sunday, with Norwich at Blackburn on the Saturday.



  • Fulham v Newcastle United (Friday 5 August, 7.45pm)
  • Birmingham City v Cardiff City
  • Blackburn Rovers v Norwich City
  • Bristol City v Wigan Athletic
  • Derby County v Brighton
  • Huddersfield Town v Brentford
  • Ipswich Town v Barnsley
  • Nottingham Forest v Burton Albion
  • Reading v Preston North End
  • Rotherham United v Wolverhampton
  • Queens Park Rangers v Leeds United (Sunday 7 August, 12pm)
  • Sheffield Wednesday v Aston Villa (Sunday, 7 August, 4.30pm)

Elsewhere on August 6, promoted Burton have a short journey to Nottingham Forest, Birmingham host Cardiff and new Rotherham boss Alan Stubbs has a home game with Wolves.

Other new managers include Jaap Stam at Reading (at home to Preston), Garry Monk at Leeds (away to QPR on the Sunday) and Nigel Pearson at Derby (at home to Brighton).

To finish things off in the Championship, Bristol City host Wigan, Huddersfield are at home to Brentford and Barnsley go to Ipswich.

In League One, promoted champions Northampton start at home to Fleetwood while fellow new-boys Oxford, Bristol Rovers and AFC Wimbledon face Chesterfield, Scunthorpe and Walsall respectively.


    • Bolton Wanderers v Sheffield United
    • Bradford City v Port Vale
    • Bury v Charlton Athletic
    • Millwall v Oldham Athletic
    • Northampton Town v Fleetwood Town
    • Oxford United v Chesterfield
    • Rochdale v Peterborough United
    • Scunthorpe United v Bristol Rovers
    • Shrewsbury Town v Milton Keynes Dons
    • Southend United v Gillingham
    • Swindon Town v Coventry City
    • Walsall v AFC Wimbledon


Two new managers will meet at the Macron Stadium as Phil Parkinson’s Bolton host Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United and Stuart McCall begins life back at Bradford against Port Vale, who also have a new boss in the shape of Bruno Ribeiro.

Bury face Charlton, Rochdale host Peterborough, Millwall play Oldham, Gillingham to go Southend, Swindon are at home to Coventry and Shrewsbury meet MK Dons at the Greenhous Meadow.

Cheltenham start life back in the Football League with a clash at home to Leyton Orient while fellow League Two newcomers Grimsby host Morecambe.



  • Accrington Stanley v Doncaster Rovers
  • Blackpool v Exeter City
  • Cambridge United v Barnet
  • Cheltenham Town v Leyton Orient
  • Crawley Town v Wycombe Wanderers
  • Grimsby Town v Morecambe
  • Hartlepool United v Colchester United
  • Newport County v Mansfield Town
  • Plymouth Argyle v Luton Town
  • Portsmouth v Carlisle United
  • Stevenage v Crewe Alexandra
  • Yeovil Town v Notts County


Blackpool will hope this is the season where their descent through the leagues stops and they start against Exeter with Doncaster heading to Accrington and Stevenage hosting Crewe.

Yeovil are at home to Notts County, Plymouth face Luton and Hartlepool welcome Colchester while Carlisle take on the 350-mile trip to Portsmouth. The opening day is completed by Newport against Mansfield, Crawley against Wycombe and Cambridge against Barnet.


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ESPN FC - Newcastle United News 22 Jun 10:00

Rafa Benitez's Newcastle to start Championship campaign at Fulham

Newcastle United signed off from the Premier League with a resounding 5-1 win over Tottenham. Rafa Benitez's Newcastle United will begin life in the Championship by playing the new season's curtain-raiser at Fulham following the announcement of fixtures for the rebranded English Football League. Newcastle, relegated from the Premier League last season, head to Craven Cottage on Friday, Aug. 5 to kick off the new EFL campaign. Aston Villa, also relegated to the Championship and under the new management of Roberto Di Matteo, face a tough trip to playoff runners-up Sheffield Wednesday on the...

Newcastle United – 21 Jun 08:16

Paper Talk: Arsenal in £60m striker talks; Reds eye Townsend

Arsenal have opened talks over a £60million deal for Romelu Lukaku, while Liverpool and Manchester City have entered the race to sign Newcastle’s Andros Townsend, according to Tuesday’s newspapers.



Romelu Lukaku: Enjoys his goal at Aston Villa

Arsenal are keen on Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, according to reports in Italy.

The powerful Belgium is expected to leave Everton this summer after expressing the need to progress in his career.

The Toffees have offered Lukaku a new deal, and while the player says he’ll give the Toffees the courtesy of listening, he is likely to ask for a move elsewhere, with the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United, PSG and Juventus all linked with his signature.

However, TuttoMercatoWeb claim the Gunners have joined the race to land the 23-year-old hitman and have opened talks over a £60million deal with Everton.

Arsenal’s move comes amid increasing fears that target Jamie Vardy is leaning towards snubbing a move to the Emirates Stadium.

And with Arsene Wenger believing a deal could be dead in the water for the Leicester star, attention has turned elsewhere, with £60million-rated Lukaku set to become their new top target.




Andros Townsend: Scored Newcastle United's consolation at Southampton

Liverpool and Manchester City have joined Crystal Palace, Southampton, Crystal Palace and West Brom in expressing interest in Andros Townsend.

The Daily Telegraph claims the £10.5million release clause in the England winger’s contract has alerted both clubs and they are now weighing up whether to make a surprise bid for the winger.

Liverpool and City could be added to the list of Townsend’s possible destinations, particularly if they fail to land more expensive targets such as Saido Mane and Leroy Sane.

Despite missing out on Roy Hodgson’s final 23-man squad for the European Championships, former Tottenham Hotspur wide man Townsend has become one of the most sought-after English players of the summer.

His impressive form for Newcastle, together with a release clause in the region of £10.5million, has made him an attractive proposition for a host of clubs – including Liverpool and City.

Liverpool academy director Alex Inglethorpe knows Townsend well from his time on the coaching staff at Spurs and the player’s name has been put forward as a potential signing as the club weighs up a number of attacking targets.

Manager Jurgen Klopp is keen to add more pace to his attack and has already looked at Southampton’s Saido Mane, Schalke’s Leroy Sane and Arsenal’s Theo Walcott.

All three of those players would be far more expensive than Townsend. Southampton would demand at least £30m for Mane, while Manchester City are reported to have made a bid worth around £40m for Sane but face competition from Bayern Munich.

Schalke are due to discuss Sane’s situation on Wednesday, meaning City may well know whether or not they are likely to land the 20-year-old.

Bayern are believed to be willing to allow the player to stay at Schalke for another season before signing him next summer.




Troy Deeney: Wanted by champions Leicester

Leicester are prepared to pay £30m to land Watford striker Troy Deeney (Daily Telegraph)

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is plotting double swoop for his Italy stars Antonio Candreva and Leonardo Bonucci (The Sun)

Champions League winners Real Madrid have opened talks to sign France midfielder Paul Pogba, 23, from Juventus, according to the player’s agent (Marca)

Chelsea and Arsenal are competing to sign Juventus striker Alvaro Morata, who will be re-signed by Real Madrid (The Sun)

Leicester are closing in on an £11.5m deal to sign Nampalys Mendy from Nice, which could allow N’Golo Kante an exit (The Sun)

Southampton want talks with Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal over the vacant head coach position (The Times)

Troy Deeney is demanding showdown talks with Watford because he wants a move to Leicester (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina is wanted by Turkish club Besiktas (Daily Mirror)

Henrikh Mkhitaryan is involved in a tug-of-war between current club Borussia Dortmund and Manchester United (Daily Mail)

Ryan Giggs is not in the running to take over at Forest, whose owners hope to appoint a foreign coach and have contacted Spaniard and former Olympiakos boss Michel (Nottingham Post)

Everton are plotting a move for £16m-rated Porto striker Vincent Aboubakar (Daily Mail)

Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, ex-Ajax head coach Frank de Boer and Andre Villas-Boas are in contention for the vacant AC Milan job (Gazetta dello Sport)

Swansea are ready to offer midfielder Leon Britton and full-back Angel Rangel, both 33, new contracts as they look to retain two of the senior figures in Francesco Guidolin’s squad (South Wales Evening Post)

Laurent Blanc will leave Paris Saint-Germain by the end of the week, says his agent (The Guardian)

Burnley are yet to receive any bids for defender Michael Keane, 23, with Premier League champions Leicester and Everton interested in the player (Burnley Express)

AC Milan striker Fernando Torres, 32, is to sign a one-year deal with Atletico Madrid, where the Spaniard spent last year on loan from the Serie A side (Marca)

West Brom are targeting FA board member Roger Burden to succeed Jeremy Peace as chairman (Daily Mail)

West Brom are keen on signing Newcastle United’s 26-year-old France midfielder Moussa Sissoko (Birmingham Mail)

Paris Saint-Germain are ready to offer Neymar a world-record contract to move from Barcelona (Daily Mail)

Rangers are set to sign former Tottenham and QPR midfielder Niko Kranjcar (Daily Mail)

Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho, 19, could miss the start of the season if he is called up by Nigeria for the 2016 Olympics in Rio (Manchester Evening News)

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ESPN FC - Newcastle United News 20 Jun 12:16

Moussa Sissoko hopeful of more France appearances after lively display

There were no goals between France and Switzerland in Lille but no shortage of bizzare incidents. ESPN FC's Alison Bender shares her five things to know about the host nation during a tour of Paris. Euro 2016: Dimitri Payet (75') Switzerland 0-0 France Moussa Sissoko hopes he has forced his way into France coach Didier Deschamps' thinking for the remainder of Euro 2016 after an energetic display in their 0-0 draw with Switzerland on Sunday. Sissoko, 26, impressed in a reshaped midfield that also included Yohan Cabaye and the recalled Paul Pogba. The Newcastle midfielder went close to creating a winning goal late in the second half, bringing the crowd to their feet with a box-to-box run down the right wing, only to see Dimitri Payet smash his cross...

Newcastle United F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 20 Jun 11:18

France star Moussa Sissoko sees 'beautiful things' as Euro 2016 hosts stutter

The hosts again failed to find top gear but impressive displays from creative midfielders Paul Pogba and Dimitri Payet have given the home support reasons for optimism.

ESPN FC - Newcastle United News 17 Jun 16:25

No progress in Roma's Georginio Wijnaldum talks - agent

Georginio Wijnaldum signed with Newcastle in 2011. Georginio Wijnaldum's agent says that talks between the Newcastle United midfielder and Roma have yet to reach resolution, reports the Newcastle Chronicle. The 25-year-old who joined Newcastle in 2011 has asked representatives to find a deal for him away from the newly relegated Championship side, but has yet to make a formal transfer request despite interest from European clubs. "There has been no progress in negotiations," Humphrey Nijman said about Wijnaldum's possible move to Roma. "There is...

Newcastle United – 17 Jun 12:45

Newcastle eye move for Spanish striker Naranjo

Newcastle are lining a move for Spanish striker Jose Naranjo, sources have told

Naranjo has caught the eye of Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez after impressing for Gimnastic in Spain’s Segunda Division last season.

The 21-year-old scored 16 goals in 36 games for Gimnastic last term as they reached the play-offs only to lose to Osasuna.

Naranjo, who joined Gimnastic on a free transfer from Recreativo Huelva, has come to the attention of a number of clubs across Europe as a result of his goalscoring exploits.

Benitez, who has been granted full control of Newcastle’s recruitment, is now hoping to use his Spanish connections to try and seal a deal for Naranjo.

Newcastle have enjoyed success in signing players from lower leagues in Spain in the past after snapping up Ayoze Perez from Tenerife in 2014.

Benitez has made striking reinforcements one of his top priorities this summer as Newcastle struggled for goals last season, while doubts surround the long-term futures of Papiss Cisse and Aleksandar Mitrovic.

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Newcastle United – 17 Jun 08:57

Paper Talk: Man Utd eye Swiss striker; Real on Payet trail

Manchester United are targeting a £28million move for Basel striker Breel Embolo, while West Ham are growing increasingly concerned Real Madrid will prise Dimitri Payet away from them, according to Friday morning’s papers.



Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is desperate to land Switzerland’s £28million-rated Basel striker Breel Embolo, according to Bild.

The German paper reports that 19-year-old Basel star Embolo is also a target for heavily-funded Bundesliga club RB Leipzig, who are thought to have already tabled an offer of around £16million for him.

The player, who was the subject of our Scout feature last season, has also been linked with a move to Spurs.

But Mourinho, embarking on a revamping of the Old Trafford squad, could make a bigger bid of his own to thwart them.

The Sun says reports in Switzerland have “claimed contact has been made between the Cameroon-born star’s representatives and Old Trafford chiefs.”

And it suggests that Embolo – who it says could eventually cost up to £28m – might earn £76,000 a week with Man United.




Dimitri Payet: Reportedly wanted by Valencia

West Ham fear Dimitri Payet may become impossible to hold onto if he continues to light up Euro 2016 – with the Daily Mirror claiming both Real Madrid and Chelsea will battle it out to sign him.

The Hammers have no desire to cash in on their brilliant attacking midfielder leave and have refused to give his admirers even a sniff of encouragement by putting a £60million valuation on his head.

But that hasn’t stopped their concerns increasing that Europe’s big guns will still try and test their resolve should Payet maintain his sparkling form.

Payet has been the player of the tournament so far, further enhancing his reputation after a stunning debut season in the Premier League.

The 29 year-old has shone and scored in both of France’s games at the Euros to help them book their place in the knockout stages.

Chelsea are monitoring Payet’s situation but it is the interest of Spanish giants Real Madrid that is likely to cause more alarm for Hammers chiefs.

Madrid boss and France legend Zinedine Zidane is a huge fan of his countryman Payet and after a creative midfielder. And sources close to Real Madrid have described a move for Payet as a “typical� type of deal Madrid president Florentino Perez would like to pull off.

Perez – the man behind Madrid’s Galacticos policy of making marquee, big-money signings every summer – pushed for the £71million signing of James Rodriguez after he emerged as one of the stars of the tournament from the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Payet joined West Ham last summer for £10.7million from Marseille and was such an instant hit that he was rewarded with a new five-and-a-half year, £125,000 deal in February.




Alexandre Lacazette: Closing on Tottenham transfer, say papers

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has dropped another big hint he is on his way to Manchester United by apparently changing his boot sponsors (The Sun)

Liverpool are selling Martin Skrtel to Fenerbahce for £5.5m

Sunderland are considering a move for Paris Saint-Germain right-back Serge Aurier (The Sun)

Jose Mourinho does not want Ryan Giggs to stay at Manchester United as his assistant manager because he fears the Welshman could become a potential rival (The Times)

West Ham are preparing an improved £8m offer for Bournemouth winger Matt Ritchie (Daily Telegraph)

Liverpool’s owners say they have no plans to sell amid reports a Chinese investment group wants to buy the club for £700m, a valuation described as “on the low side” (Liverpool Echo)

West Ham are set to pull out of the race for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, with the French club continuing to demand £40m (Daily Mail)

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is planning on giving Juan Cuadrado a chance at Stamford Bridge next season. The 28-year-old winger was on loan at Juventus during the 2015-16 campaign (Daily Mail)

Manchester City have moved ahead of rivals Manchester United in the race to sign Schalke and Germany winger Leroy Sane, 20, who is valued at £40m (Suddeutsche Zeitung)

Leicester City are close to completing the £12m signing of Nice midfielder Nampalys Mendy, 23 (Daily Mirror)

Eddie Howe is no longer on Southampton’s shortlist of possible future managers, but former Roma coach Rudi Garcia is a strong candidate (Daily Telegraph)

Queens Park Rangers midfielder Sandro, 27, has failed a medical at Sporting Lisbon after agreeing a three-year deal with the Portuguese club (The Independent)

Mario Baltotelli could be sold to Besiktas if his agent can strike a deal with the Turkish club (The Times)

Sunderland defender Santiago Vergini, 27, could be a target for Argentine club Boca Juniors (Sunderland Echo)

Southampton have held discussions over a move for Stuttgart winger Filip Kostic and are also confident of landing Nathan Redmond from Norwich (Daily Mail)

Stoke believe they will win the battle for West Brom’s Saido Berahino (Daily Mail)

Swansea will hold talks with winger Nathan Dyer, 28, to see if he has a future at the club, after spending last season on loan at Leicester City (South Wales Evening Post)

Middlesbrough want to re-sign their former midfielder Lee Cattermole from Sunderland (Daily Mail)

French midfielder Clement Chantome, 28, is in advanced talks with two unnamed Premier League clubs over signing on a free transfer, after rejecting the offer of a new contract at Bordeaux (Sunderland Echo)

Blackburn are closing on a deal for former Celtic striker Anthony Stokes (Daily Mail)

Newcastle are confident Andros Townend will stay, while Papiss Cisse is a target for Chinese clubs (Daily Mail)

Millwall striker Lee Gregory is wanted by QPR, Sheffield Wednesday and Celtic (Daily Mail)

Norwich have slapped a £12m price tag on midfielder Robbie Brady (Daily Star)

Newcastle winger Giorginio Wijnaldum has told his agent to find him a new club (Daily Star)

Southampton have held talks with former Roma boss Rudi Garcia over the vacant manager’s job (Daily Star)

Bristol City are battling it out with Newcastle to sign Nice striker Alexandre Mendy (Daily Star)

Manchester United are monitoring Wolfsburg’s Germany international midfielder Julian Draxler (Daily Express)

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Newcastle United F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 17 Jun 02:11

Newcastle United hold talks with Gimnastic de Tarragona's Spanish striker Jose Naranjo

Newcastle United have held talks over a move for Gimnastic de Tarragona striker Jose Naranjo. The 21-year-old, who scored 15 times for Gimnastic last season, has a £2.38million release clause.

Newcastle United – 15 Jun 08:34

Paper Talk: Barca kid snubs PL trio; Everton raid on Newcastle

Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City face transfer disappointment after a Barcelona striker Abel Ruiz opted to stay, while Everton are being linked with moves for Tim Krul and Axel Witsel, according to Wednesday’s newspapers.



Barcelona youngster Abel Ruiz has reportedly turned down the chance to leave this summer.

According to Spanish publication Sport, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City were all hoping to persuade the 16-year-old to move to the Premier League this summer, with thew youngster instead opting to sign a three-year deal with Catalans instead.

The Gunners are thought to have had a bid knocked back in January, while Chelsea are said to have held preliminary talks with the youngster’s family.

And incoming City manager Pep Guardiola reportedly considered Ruiz as a priority signing ahead of his move to the Etihad Stadium.

He caught the attention of the Premier League clubs after his impressive performances in the Under-17 European Championship last month, when Spain were beaten in the final by Portugal.

Ruiz, who arrived at the Nou Camp from Valencia in the summer of 2012, is considered as one of the hottest prospects in Barca’s academy system.




Tim Krul: Suffered knee injury while playing for Holland on Saturday

Ronald Koeman is ready to target Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul as one of his first signings, with Everton also considering a move for Belgium midfielder Axel Witsel, according to both The Guardian and Daily Express.

The Toffees have been alerted to reports that Belgium midfielder Witsel could be made available by Zenit for around £30million, with the player known to be keen on a move to the Premier League, having previously been linked with Tottenham and Stoke.

Zenit want to recoup a sizeable part of the €40m fee they paid to activate Witsel’s buyout clause at Benfica in 2012. The former Standard Liege player has 12 months remaining on his contract with the Russian club and it will be left to Koeman to decide whether to pursue a deal for the international colleague of Everton players Romelu Lukaku and Kevin Mirallas.

Newcastle goalkeeper Krul, meanwhile, is another player on Everton’s radar, with the Holland international having only 12 months remaining on his contract. Krul would be made first-choice goalkeeper at Everton following Tim Howard’s departure and could be available for around £8million.

Newcastle’s relegation means some players will leave and with the Toon able to call on Karl Darlow and Rob Elliot, the sale of Krul could tick all the boxes.




Saido Berahino: West Brom forward hoping to face West Ham

Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola are locked in a £50m battle for Everton and England defender John Stones (Daily Star)

Stoke have opened talks with West Brom about a £5m move for striker Saido Berahino, 22. The Baggies are ready to sell the former England Under-21 international this summer as he can leave for nothing in 12 months’ time (Daily Mail)

Kevin Ratcliffe has urged Wales to become sporting immortals by ending their 32-year wait to beat England (Daily Star)

Manchester City have made an initial enquiry concerning a move for former Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdes (Daily Star)

Manchester City have joined Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain in the race for West Ham and France star Dimitri Payet (The Sun)

Southampton striker Graziano Pelle has emerged as a target for Chelsea this summer (BetStars)

Manchester United face Zlatan Ibrahimovic competition from Bayern Munich, with the Germans targeting a replacement for Robert Lewandowski (Daily Mirror)

French defender Aymeric Laporte decided to stay with Athletic Bilbao as they are “the best option at the moment”. The 22-year-old was a target for Manchester City

West Ham are to be offered a transfer swap of West Brom’s Saido Berahino for fellow striker Diafra Sakho (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, 26, who spent last season on loan at Roma following the signing of Petr Cech, says he will make a decision on his future after Euro 2016 (Daily Star)

Fulham have offered an improved contract to 19-year-old French forward Moussa Dembele, who has been linked with a move to Galatasaray (GetWest London)

Chelsea have been rocked with the news that Roma are planning to hand Radja Nainggolan a bumper new contract (Daily Express)

Patrice Evra says France have fewer egos than in the past and ‘the team is the star’ as Les Bleus arrive in Marseille for the Albania clash (Daily Mail)

Manchester United will NOT introduce a women’s team despite criticism over the failure to be more inclusive (Daily Mail)

England will look to cut off the supply line to Gareth Bale against Wales rather than man-marking the Real Madrid forward (Daily Mail)

France are preparing to axe stars Paul Pogba and Antoine Griezmann as Didier Deschamps gets ruthless ahead of playing Albania (Daily Mail)

Raheem Sterling is set to retain his England place ahead of Daniel Sturridge for Thursday’s Euro 2016 clash against Wales (The Independent)

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Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Newcastle United | BBC 13 Jun 17:40

Benitez needs full control - McClaren

Ex-Newcastle United boss Steve McClaren hopes new manager Rafael Benitez will be allowed greater control at the club.

ESPN FC - Newcastle United News 12 Jun 12:35

Steve McClaren blames Newcastle mentality for relegation

Steve McClaren was sacked as Newcastle manager in March. Former Newcastle boss Steve McClaren believes a failure to impose his will at St James' Park cost him any chance of success. McClaren was sacked in March after steering the club to just six wins in 28 Premier League games -- a run of form which ultimately cost them their top-flight status. And McClaren insists it is imperative his successor Rafael Benitez is given more control as the Spaniard seeks to steer them to promotion from the Championship at the first attempt. McClaren told BBC Radio Five...

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Newcastle United | BBC 10 Jun 15:18

Ashley loses challenge over SFA fine

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley challenges decisions by the Scottish Football Association which relate to his involvement with Rangers.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Newcastle United | BBC 10 Jun 15:12

Lack of Euro call-ups pleases Benitez

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez says having only one player at Euro 2016 will help his preparations for next season.

ESPN FC - Newcastle United News 7 Jun 17:11

Moussa Sissoko wants to leave relegated Newcastle and join Arsenal

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. Laurent Koscielny feels Arsenal need to bring in new faces if they are to compete for the Premier League title. Moussa Sissoko is keen to leave relegated Newcastle, with Arsenal his preferred destination. Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko has admitted he wants to leave the club. Sissoko, who joined the Magpies in January 2013 from Toulouse on a six-and-a-half-year deal, captained the side for the final few games of last season as they were relegated to the Championship. But Sissoko, 26, has said he hopes to move on from Tyneside to keep playing at the highest level, expressing his desire to play for a Premier League side in the Champions League. "I gave everything there for three-and-a-half...

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