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

(All contributions from Newcastle fans welcome, send articles (as well as ideas/suggestions) to [email protected])

  • Atilla McNamee

    And the window doesn’the actually open until 1 July! Virtually all of these rumours will have been planted by agents seeking a move or a better deal for their clients. Journalists struggling for a story based on research and facts with which to generate advertising revenue are only too happy to recycle these under the guise of journalism. Everyone’s a winner! Treat the stories as a branch of the entertainment industry and you won’t go far wrong.

  • Toontone100

    I’m sure that list has given Rafa a few chuckles !

  • Andy Mac

    The one (actually there’s probably more than one ?) bad thing about t’internet is that any wally can print out garbage and have it up in lights within minutes. It’s up to the rest of us to ignore said garbage and wait until the bloke’s holding up the shirt !

  • TheNutJob

    40 of the 41 were rumours started by Lee Ryder at the chron. the other, Atsu is already signing

  • Ken Toon

    You forgot Jordan Pickford, so 42.

  • toonterrier

    We can always sign Obertan as he’s just been released by Wigan. Don’t swear at me I was only joking.

  • S.G.M.

    Graham Porter made most of them up.