Welcome to the Newcastle United transfer truth guide, your essential companion to surviving the nightmare which is the summer transfer window.

With 54 days until the Premier League kicks off again and NUFC still to unveil their first signing, we are deep in transfer speculation territory.

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New names, old names, players from the Premier League and from foreign leagues far and wide.

Just how do you decide which transfer tales are credible and which are not?

To help you, I have designed this non-scientifically proven (awaiting patent) accompaniment to your Newcastle United transfer window browsing in the days, weeks and months ahead.

78 days until the summer transfer window closes, here is your essential transfer truth guide.

10 points = Transfer already over the line and 0 = Zero chance

Start off with 10 and then knock off 1 point for every one of the following

You had already heard of the player

You can spell his name

You had already heard of his club and could name 2 of their other players

There is a transfer fee involved

Quotes from the player’s agent appear in the story/’exclusive’

He already plays for another Premier League club

Other Premier League clubs are also reported to be interested

Has no background that could reduce price (bad injury record, only 1 year of contract to run etc)

The story has been running for more than 2 months

The transfer story has been running for more than 2 years