There WILL be Newcastle signings this summer but I doubt whether many/any could potentially come from this list below.
Since Newcastle clinched the title on Sunday 7 May, I count an incredible 41 rumoured signings in only the last 11 days.
With 86 days remaining until the Premier League season kicks off (12 August), then a few more weeks after that until the transfer window at last closes, you can only begin to guess at how many names will be thrown at us.
We have to still make a living the journalists shout, which is of course true, but surely they could at least dilute this constant diet of made up imaginary transfer targets for Newcastle…and every other club.
It is such a lazy load of nonsense and if you bother checking back, you find many of the journalists have ran the same story, on the same player, in one or more previous transfer windows.
Hopefully Rafa Benitez will get in early once the window opens in July and take a lot of the wind out of the sails, from the fiction writers.
Nathan Ake (Aged 22 – Defender/Midfielder) Chelsea
Efe Ambrose (28 – Striker) Celtic
Peter Ankersen (26 = Centre-Back) FC Copenhagen
Christian Atsu (25 – Winger) Chelsea
Phil Bardsley (31 – Right-Back) Stoke
Ashley Barnes (27 – Striker) Burnley
Ryad Boudebouz (27 – Midfielder) Montepellier
Tom Cairney (26 – Midfielder) Fulham
Andy Carroll (28 – Striker) West Ham
Calum Chambers (22 – Defender) Arsenal
Jermain Defoe (34 – Striker) Sunderland
Fabien Delph (27 – Midfielder) Manchester City
Mattia Destro (26 – Striker) Bologna
Cesc Fabregas (30 – Midfielder) Chelsea
Fernando (29 – Midfielder) Manchester City
Kieran Gibbs (27 – Left-Back) Arsenal
Kelechi Iheanacho (20 – Striker) Manchester City
Tom Ince (25 – Winger) Derby County
Arnel Jakupovic (18 – Striker) Empoli
Orestis Karnezis (31 – Goalkeeper) Udinese
Josh King (25 – Striker) Bournemouth
Ruben Loftus-Cheek (21 – Midfielder) Chelsea
Harry Maguire (24 – Centre-Back) Hull
Eliaquim Mangala (26 – Centre-Back) Manchester City
Aaron Mooy (26 – Midfielder) Manchester City
Wes Morgan (33 – Centre-Back) Leicester
Henry Onyekuru (19 – Striker) KAS Eupen
Gabriel Pires (23 – Midfielder) Leganes
Abdul Baba Rahman (22 – Left-Back) Chelsea
Sandro Ramirez (21 – Striker) Malaga
Andrew Robertson (23 – Left-Back) Hull
Jay Rodriguez (27 – Striker) Southampton
Pepe Reina (34 – Goalkeeper) Napoli
Mo Salah (24 – Winger) Roma
Ruben Semedo (23 – Centre-Back) Sporting Lisbon
Ryan Sessegnon (16 – Left-Back/Midfielder) Fulham
Gylfi Sigurdsson (27 – Midfielder) Swansea
Jozo Simunovic (22 – Centre-Back) Celtic
Yaya Toure (34 – Midfielder) Manchester City
Andros Townsend (25 – Winger) Crystal Palace
Chris Wood (25 – Striker) Leeds
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