Today’s Newcastle transfer roundup includes a candidate ruling himself out of replacing Rafa Benitez, interest in a former Premier League striker and the pursuit of a Sporting Lisbon star.
Patrick Vieira has ruled himself out a move to Newcastle. As reported by Get French Football News, the former Arsenal man said at a press conference, “I am at OGC Nice long-term. I have no intention of going elsewhere. I’ve always felt good here & with the people around me. I can’t see myself anywhere other than OGC Nice.”
TEAMtalk is reporting that Newcastle have made enquiries about the potential signing of Huddersfield Town’s Stevie Mounié. The Benin striker is seemingly available this summer following the Terriers’ relegation from the Premier League last season, with Huddersfield set to sell. Watford and Crystal Palace also interested.
According to Portuguese outlet O Jogo, Newcastle want to sign Sporting Lisbon’s Dutch striker Bas Dost. The former Wolfsburg striker currently has a deal that runs until 2021. The North-East club are joined by Sevilla in their interest in him.