Bad news for Newcastle United and Aston Villa as Magpies battle Premier League duo for £15m defender

Newcastle United could be mathematically safe from Premier League relegation tonight should Fulham fail to beat Burnley.

Monday, 10th May 2021, 4:30 pm
Newcastle United are set to be priced out of a move for Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham. (Photo by MIKE HEWITT/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

But in the meantime, here are the latest headlines surrounding the Magpies:

Tammy Abraham out of Newcastle’s price range

Newcastle United are set to be priced out of a permanent move for Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham, according to The Athletic.

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Abraham, 23, is likely to push to leave Stamford Bridge after playing just 230 minutes since Thomas Tuchel took charge in January.

Steve Bruce’s side, along with Aston Villa and Leicester City, have identified the England striker as a potential target but his £40million is likely to be too much.

West Ham, meanwhile, are pushing for a loan deal, which could be an avenue for Newcastle to explore, however Abraham would need some convincing to sign a contract extension.

Newcastle show interest in Chelsea defender – reports

Newcastle are showing interest in on-loan Swansea City defender Marc Guehi – but a move appears to be unlikely.

The Athletic reports Chelsea, Guehi’s parent club, have trigged a 12-month extension in his contract but could cash in around the £15m-£20m mark.

While the England under-21s man is highly regarded in West London, discussions over whether to loan or sell him this summer are set to take place.

Bruce’s side and West Ham have looked at Guehi as an option but Crystal Palace, Southampton and Swansea the most serious interest.

Callum Wilson eyes 100 Premier League goals

Callum Wilson has set his set sights on netting 100 Premier League goals after clocking up the half-century at Leicester City on Friday night.

The 29-year-old scored his first top-flight goal in August 2015 and has now hit the 50 mark, despite suffering two serious knee injuries since then.

He told NUFC.co.uk: "For me growing up as a youngster, watching Match of the Day and watching the Premier League, to now have an award for scoring 50 goals in that league so far is obviously an amazing achievement for myself and something I never thought I'd do.

"The aim now is to try and get to 100 before I finish my career. I always want more, I'm always trying to achieve more and better myself and now it's about trying to get another 47 goals to get to the one hundred club."

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