Newcastle United 'will listen' to offers for star man as long-term Magpies target agrees £20m Premier League move

After retaining their Premier League status, Newcastle United's focus turns towards the upcoming transfer window.

Wednesday, 26th May 2021, 4:30 pm
Newcastle United star Allan Saint-Maximin. (Photo by Peter Powell - Pool/Getty Images)

Steve Bruce is planning for what he hopes is a busy summer as he looks to bolster his squad:

Newcastle will consider offers for Allan Saint-Maximin – report

Newcastle United will consider offers of over £70million for star man Allan Saint-Maximin as Mike Ashley prepares to hand Steve Bruce a low transfer budget.

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That’s according to the Daily Star, who claims the Magpies head coach will likely be forced into targeting free transfer and loans this summer with just £12m made available to spend.

That could put pressure on Bruce to generate further funds through player sales. Saint-Maximin is comfortably the club’s biggest asset, however will only be sold if an astronomical bid arrives.

Bruce is keen to sign Joe Willock permanently from Arsenal following his record-breaking loan spell, while an £8m move Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer continues to be discussed.

Long-term Toon target close to Premier League move

Long-term Newcastle target Boubakary Soumare is set to complete a summer move to Premier League rivals Leicester City.

The 22-year-old turned down the chance to join Bruce’s side in January last year, despite United agreeing a £35m deal with Lille.

Eighteen months on, after lifting the Ligue 1 title with the French club, Soumare’s switch to England is imminent.

According to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, the midfielder will finalise a £20m move to the King Power Stadium and sign a five-year deal.

Reports elsewhere in France also claim Soumare will undergo his medical next week ahead of an official announcement.