Newcastle United given green light to bid for winger

Bayer Leverkusen have given an update on the future of Moussa Diaby.

Diaby is interesting Newcastle United, with the club looking to sign a winger this summer. And Simon Rolfe’s, Leverkusen’s director of football, has suggested that the club will listen to “large” offers for the 22-year-old.

Rolfes told Sky Germany: "I'm optimistic about Moussa that he’ll play here next season. But when clubs with incredibly large financial opportunities bid for such a player, we have to sell a top player at some point."

Newcastle have already signed three players – Sven Botman, Nick Pope and Matt Targett – this summer. Defender Botman, the most recent arrival, joined last week after the club agreed a £35million deal with Lille. United are also looking to sign a striker in the summer window.

Bayer Levekusen winger Moussa Diaby.

Meanwhile, head coach Eddie Howe’s squad reported back at the club’s training ground today for the start of pre-season training.