Newcastle have been told that Ruben Loftus-Cheek is not available from Chelsea as Antonio Conte wants to keep the player at Chelsea this season.
And according to Times’ top sports journalist George Caulkin Newcastle were quoted a £20M fee for Tom Cairney and they decided to walk away from that deal.
And news today that Newcastle are not interested in signing Tom Cleverley on a permanent basis this month according to the Shields Gazette.
Tom Cleverley – Newcastle only interested in loan deal
Everton manager Ronald Koeman is interested in selling both Tom Cleverley and James McCarthy this month, and both players seem to have no future under the Dutch manager at Goodison Park.
So maybe that means we would sign James McCarthy this month if the price was right – he’s certainty a better player than Cleverley.
There are some Premier League clubs such as West Brom, Burnley, and Watford interested in buying Cleverley, so a permanent deal could still be done this month – but it will not be with Newcastle – who only want him on loan.
But we must bring in an accomplished central midfielder this month in case we lose Jonjo Shelvey to injury or suspension, because we have not coped well without him for the last four games – winning only one game and that was with the help of a 10 man Nottingham Forest.
Bringing in a decent and experienced central midfielder could be Newcastle’s highest priority in this transfer window.
What do you think?