Newcastle transfer rumours: Who will Howe target?

All the latest Newcastle United transfer news, rumours and gossip as the club seek a new manager and gear up for the January transfer window after a GBP300m takeover from a Saudi-led consortium ended Mike Ashley’s 14-year ownership.

Steve Bruce remained in his role for the first game of the new era – a 3-2 defeat to Tottenham that marked his 1,000th game as a manager – but finally left the club after much speculation several days later.

The search for his successor continues, while talk also turns to who the Magpies could sign when the January transfer window reopens for business.

Howe agrees to take Newcastle job

Eddie Howe has agreed a deal in principle to become the new Newcastle manager on a two-and-a-half-year contract.

The former Bournemouth and Burnley boss held additional talks with Newcastle this week regarding their vacant managerial role.

The finer details of his plans for the club were discussed as well as the make-up of his backroom team (Sky Sports, November 5).

Who else has been linked with the Newcastle job?

Paulo Fonseca held talks with Newcastle before the club moved on to other candidates, including Emery, but is still keen on the position. (Sky Sports, November 3).

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Newcastle’s new owners will have to launch a compelling charm offensive to lure Ajax coach Erik ten Hag to Tyneside (Sunday Mirror, October 31).

Newcastle are planning a shock swoop for Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone and also want the club’s sporting director Andrea Berta (The Sun, October 20).

Rafa Benitez was the new owners’ ideal candidate for the role but did not want to walk out on Everton (Daily Telegraph, October 15).

Brendan Rodgers has no interest in talking to Newcastle about the possibility of taking over as manager (Sky Sports News, October 13).

Which players have been linked?

Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey is reportedly of interest to Newcastle

Newcastle are reportedly trying to hijack Marseille’s move for Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi (Daily Mirror, November 5).

Newcastle have made Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen their number one transfer target, according to reports (The Sun, November 5).

Newcastle want to follow RB Leipzig’s model and focus on up-and-coming talent, with teenage forward Karim Adeyemi from Salzburg a GBP17m target (Sport, November 1).

Newcastle are reportedly prepared to meet Aaron Ramsey’s huge wage demands, as the club’s new owners plan their first marquee signing (Daily Express, October 30).

Tottenham could let Dele Alli leave the club as soon as January and there is likely to be interest in the England midfielder from Newcastle United (The Sun, October 30).

Newcastle’s new owners are looking at Watford forward Ismaila Sarr as a potential first new signing in January, but the Hornets appear determined to hang on to their biggest asset. (Daily Mail, October 29).

Newcastle and Chelsea have reportedly been alerted to the possibility of signing Eden Hazard in January, with the Belgian attacker struggling for game time at the Bernabeu. (Daily Mail, October 29).

Newcastle want to bring Wolves defender Conor Coady to the club in January (Sun on Sunday, October 24)

Dominic Calvert-Lewin is on the list of Newcastle United’s potential targets under their new ownership (Daily Telegraph, October 21).

Newcastle United will have a January transfer budget of only GBP50m despite there being room for another GBP140m under Financial Fair Play rules (Sunday Telegraph, October 17).

Newcastle are set to battle it out with Manchester United and Chelsea, among others, for England midfielders Declan Rice and Jude Bellingham (The Daily Express, October 14).

The Magpies are understood to be in regular contact with the agents of Chelsea striker Timo Werner (The Sun, October 14).

Timo Werner has reportedly been offered to Newcastle

Newcastle hope to sign out-of-favour Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet in January (Sport, October 13).

Newcastle will target a move for Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana in January, despite him being a long-term injury absentee (Daily Star, October 13).

Newcastle are plotting potential moves for Donny van de Beek, Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial and Eric Bailly, according to the Daily Mirror (October 10).

Newcastle are keen on signing PSG forward Mauro Icardi, although Spurs and Juventus are also understood to be interested in the player (Mail on Sunday, October 10); Icardi will turn down the chance to join Newcastle United because his wife Wanda Nara does not want to move from Paris (The Sun, October 14)

Newcastle are interested in bringing Burnley‘s James Tarkowski and Manchester United‘s Lingard to St James’ Park in January (Daily Express, October, 9).

Demba Ba has offered to come out of retirement to play for Newcastle United’s new owners. (Daily Star, October 9)

Philippe Coutinho‘s representatives are reported to have already made contact with Newcastle’s new owners to find out if there is any interest in their client (Daily Mirror, October 9).

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