The Arsenal youngster, who spent last term with Olympiacos and has dramatically increased his stock at Brazil 2014, is reportedly being used as leverage in the Gunners’ pursuit of Magpies defender Mathieu Debuchy.
With Bacary Sagna joining Manchester City, the France right-back has been billed as his replacement, and will allegedly arrive at the Emirates for a £12million fee.
But with the Magpies still in need of serious bolstering after their disappointing end to last season, it’s unlikely Campbell will be Alan Pardew’s final acquisition of the summer.
With that in mind, here’s a list of FIVE stars who could soon follow the 22 year-old to Tyneside.
With Mathieu Debuchy on his way to Arsenal, the Magpies have reportedly sourced a replacement right-back in World Cup star Daryl Janmaat.
According to Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla, Daryl Janmaat is set to join Newcastle at the end of the World Cup #nufc
— NUFC Stats (@NUFC_Stats) July 7, 2014
The Netherlands international has featured regularly for his country at Brazil 2014 and produced impressive form, as shown below…
He also provided this dead-ball assist to Leroy Fer during a 2-0 victory over Chile in the round of 16…
Having continually excelled in the Eredivisie throughout spells with Den Haag, Heerenveen and current club Feyenoord, for whom he grabbed five assists last season, the 24 year-old comes highly rated.
But reported interest in the defender, valued at £5million, from Manchester United could prove a stumbling block for Newcastle.
Newcastle and Manchester United are set to go head-to-head over the signing of Netherlands defender Daryl Janmaat. (Source: Daily Mail)
— Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) July 5, 2014
Another right-sided defender known to be on the Tyneside radar is Manchester City misfit Micah Richards.
Newcastle targeting Micah Richards as replacement for Arsenal-bound Mathieu Debuchy: The 26-year-old looks set to… http://t.co/tKHxqkJh3n
— Football-News (@Bot_Football) July 6, 2014
The 26 year-old contributed a vital six assists to the Citizens’ Premier League title in 2012 – the most of any top flight defender that season.
But a combination of injuries and the rise of Pablo Zabaleta has seen him make just seven league appearances in the two years since.
Boasting brutal athleticism, aerial ability, pace and power, whilst also capable of playing at centre-back, as demonstrated in the below video, the occasional England international has a lot to offer the Magpies backline.
The bookies feel a St. James’s switch could be imminent…
Newcastle have today been cut to 2/1 from 12/1 to sign Manchester City defender Micah Richards. HERE -> http://t.co/BjpPj5vYxd
— Oddschanger (@Oddschanger) July 3, 2014
But other sources claim wage demands could stand in the way:
— Newcastle Stats (@NewcastleStats) July 4, 2014
No, we haven’t been caught in a time-warp back to summer 2013 – despite claiming 16 goals in his debut season at Westfalen, including this sensational effort against Mainz…
Borussia Dortmund are reportedly prepared to offload former Newcastle target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang…
Borussia Dortmund would be willing to sell Aubameyang if someone tabled a serious offer for their striker. [BILD]
— Frank Lampard UK (@FrankLampardUK) June 30, 2014
Often dubbed ‘The African Neymar’, the 25 year-old boasts a mixture of pace, trickery and netting prowess, as shown in the video below…
A versatile attacker with a lethal eye for goal, Aubameyang has a lot to offer the Magpies in the final third…
The Express claim a ridiculously reasonable £6million release clause, but any interest from Tyneside could soon be eclipsed by Premier League title contenders Chelsea…
Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is being looked at by Chelsea as a possible replacement for Demba Ba. (London Standard)
— Get Football News (@GetFootballNews) June 30, 2014
Whilst the Black-Yellows claim they’re yet to receive any offers for the Gabon international…
Dortmund insist they have had no bids for Chelsea target Aubameyang: Borussia Dortmund have denied receiving a… http://t.co/PojDOhBEy3
— Aa Jajang (@AaJajang667) June 30, 2014
In a transfer saga so lengthy, bitter and repetitive it wouldn’t be out of place in a soap opera, Newcastle are reportedly planning another push in their arduous attempts to sign Montpellier talisman Remy Cabella.
Journal: NUFC are set to test Montpellier’s resolve on their £12million-rated playmaker Remy Cabella again this week #nufc
— NUFC Stats (@NUFC_Stats) July 8, 2014
The France international was in sensational form to save his side from Ligue 1 relegation doom last season, as detailed below…
But as well documented, Montpellier president Louis Nicollin has developed a bizarre disliking for the Tyneisde club, and appears determined to block any deal…
— NUFCfans.co.uk (@nufcfans) June 14, 2014
According to the Sunday People, Alan Pardew is keen to revive his interest in Manchester United’s failed prodigy Wilfried Zaha.
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is eyeing a £7m move for Man Utd’s Wilfried Zaha. (Source: Sunday People)
— Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) July 6, 2014
The former Championship star earned a £15million move to the Red Devils for regularly producing this mixture of trickery and netting prowess at Crystal Palace…
But in a season of great turmoil at Old Trafford, the 21 year-old went on to make just two Premier League appearances before being shipped out on loan to Cardiff in January, where he similarly failed to have a significant impact.
The Newcastle manager appears determined to give the once-capped England international another chance in the top flight however, and the Express believe Louis van Gaal is prepared to sell…
Express: Man Utd boss Louis Van Gaal has ordered the club to find buyers for unwanted stars Marouane Fellaini and Wilfried Zaha
— Transfer Central TNC (@TransferNewsCen) July 6, 2014