Newcastle United gossip: English club 'ready' to sell Magpies target, Tottenham consider shock move for ex-Toon ace
It’s Sunday, which usually means it is prime time for Premier League transfer gossip.
Here are the latest rumours surrounding Newcastle United as they prepare to face Arsenal this afternoon:
Tottenham ‘join’ Ivan Toney race
Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly joined the race to sign former Newcastle striker Ivan Toney.
After being written off by United when he sold to Peterborough in 2018, the 25-year-old has scored goals for fun.
His form his League One earned him a £5million move to Brentford last summer. He is now the Championship’s top scorer with 30 goals and has even chipped in with 10 assists.
And Toney’s exploits have not gone unnoticed with Spurs the latest to be linked with a move, as per Football Insider.
Chelsea ‘ready’ to sell Tammy Abraham
Chelsea are ready to sell Tammy Abraham this summer with Newcastle among a number of clubs interested.
That’s according to ESPN as the England striker international struggles to earn a starting place in Thomas Tuchel’s starting XI.
Abraham hasn’t started a game for the Blues since February, although has suffered with an ankle during that time.
The 23-year-old has two years remaining on his contract and while speculation suggests his price tag is £40million, interested clubs are confident they can strike a deal for less.
Jacob Murphy deserves new contract says Steve Howey
Former Newcastle defender Steve Howey believes Jacob Murphy deserves a new contract.
Murphy, 26, is enjoying the best spell of his Magpies career as he continues to impress in his newly-found right-wing back role.
The former Norwich City man is set to start his fifth match in a row against Arsenal today – and Howey has urged his former club to open contracts talks.
Howey told Football FanCast: “He scored a great goal against Burnley and I think he deserves a new contract, but I think it’s not fair in some ways when players want to sign a new contract but they don’t feel like the club want them to.
“Players might start to think that I’ll just leave on a free because a club has messed them about and players want to have that little bit of extra security in their careers.”