NEWCASTLE TRANSFER NEWS: PSG’S ARNAUD KALIMUENDO SET TO JOIN RENNES

Newcastle United are definitely going to miss out on signing Arnaud Kalimuendo, as the forward is now set to join Rennes. That’s according to L’Equipe, who state that the Ligue 1 side are very close to finalising a deal with Paris Saint-Germain. They state that Rennes will pay £21million for the 20-year-old, and that PSG will receive a percentage of any future fee they get for Kalimuendo. It ends talk of a move to the Premier League for the youngster, and it ends talk of a move to St James’ Park.

The Magpies have spent the entire summer looking for a new forward to act as backup to Callum Wilson. It was meant to be Hugo Ekitike, but he decided to join PSG instead. Newcastle have since been left to look elsewhere, and have been linked with Kalimuendo – who has ironically been pushed down the pecking order at PSG by Ekitike. It was claimed last month that Dan Ashworth had tabled a £17million bid for the Frenchman, who has excelled on loan at Lens over the past two years. He scored 12 Ligue 1 goals last season, which caught the attention of Newcastle and other Premier League teams.

SPURS JOIN LUCAS PAQUETA RACE

North London giants Tottenham Hotspur are the latest team to join the race to sign highly rated Brazilian midfielder Lucas Paqueta who plays his club football at French top flight team Lyon. Spurs have joined North London rivals Arsenal and fellow Premier League team Newcastle United in the race to sign the Brazil senior team player.


The interest of Tottenham Hotspur in Paqueta was revealed by English publication Football London. It was also reported that Newcastle United are also interested in the player. Italian publication Calciomercato confirmed the interest of Arsenal in Paqueta.

NEWCASTLE UNITED LOSE THREE SUCCESSIVE GAMES

Newcastle United have lost three Premier League games on the bounce after they suffered a 5-1 comeback defeat against hosts Tottenham Hotspur at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday. The run of three straight defeats in the league came on the back of a nine-game unbeaten run. Newcastle United had the best unbeaten run amongst the Premier League teams before it was ended by Chelsea last month.


European champions Chelsea stopped the Magpies unbeaten league run thanks to a 1-0 home win. German attacker Kai Havertz scored the only goal of the match with a minute left on the clock.

NEWCASTLE OUT OF RELEGATION ZONE

Newcastle United are out of the relegation zone in the Premier League following their 3-1 home win over Everton on Tuesday night. Newcastle United are the big spenders in the Premier League and they began the home clash against Everton with the knowledge that a win will take them out of the bottom three for the first time in September. The Magpies have spent the majority of this season in the bottom three which will guarantee demotion to the English Championship at the end of the season.

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Everton came into their game against Newcastle United with the poorest record in the division over the last four months. They had a record of one win in their last 13 league games and the loss to Newcastle United earlier this week made it one win in their last 14 league games. The solitary win came against Arsenal as they overturned a late first half deficit to beat the Gunners 2-1 at home.

NEWCASTLE: WINLESS RUN EXTENDED TO THIRTEEN

Premier League’s bottom team Newcastle United are now without a win in thirteen (13) games since the start of this season after they were beaten 2-0 at Arsenal in their latest league outing. The Gunners scored twice in ten minutes to win the game and return to winning ways.

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Newcastle United welcomedmanager Eddie Howe to the dugout for the first time since his appointment in the first week of this month after he recovered from COVID-19. Howe was missing from the dugout in the first game of his tenure, a 3-3 home draw with West Londoners Brentford in the league last weekend. On his return, Howe could not stop Newcastle United from suffering their seventh league defeat of the current season.

NEWCASTLE WINLESS RUN HITS SEVEN GAMES

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Newcastle United are one of the four teams yet to tastevictory since the new Premier League campaign started in August. After seven rounds of games in the Premier League this term, Newcastle United have not won a single game. Apart from Newcastle United, Southampton, Burnley and Norwich City have also failed to record a win in the English top flight this season.


Steve Bruce has had to deal with a lot of injuries as the Newcastle United manager this season. The Magpies were on a six-match winless run before the away game with Wolves on Saturday. At the end of proceedings, The Magpies made it seven games without a win at the start of the new league season thanks to the 2-1 defeat to the Midlands club. In-form Hwang Hee-Chan was responsible for the two Wolves goals either side of the halftime interval.

PREMIER LEAGUE: NEWCASTLE BEATEN AT VILLA

Newcastle United suffered a second defeat at the start of the new Premier League campaign following the loss to hosts Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon. The two teams met at Villa Park with the Magpies conceding two goals without any reply.Newcastle United were on the end of a 2-0 loss at the hands of Aston Villa.

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The Magpieshave started the new Premier League season with two straight defeatsfollowing the result recorded against Villa at Villa Park. Newcastle United opened the current Premier League season with a 4-2 loss at home to West Ham United thanks to three second half goals from the visitors.

NORWICH SIGN NEWCASTLE TARGET ON LOAN FOR NEXT SEASON

Chelsea’s young midfielder Billy Gilmour has signed for Norwich City on loan ahead of the 2021-22 English Premier League season, according to official confirmation by both clubs. Gilmour will join the Canaries on the back of an impressive Euros campaign he had with Scotland where he was awarded the star of the match award in one of the games he played at the tournament. The 20-year-old midfield sensation broke out of the Blues’ youth set up under former manager Frank Lampard two seasons ago and has gone from strength to strength since making his debut fr the London outfit.

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The Chelsea youth academy product has been getting a lot of praise for his impressive performances in a Chelsea shirt and was even commended by Thomas Tuchel as being a star for the future. The youngster has now been wished good luck by his teammates on his new adventure and have all tipped him to have a successful loan spell with Norwich, who were only recently welcomed back to the English Premier League after the remarkable campaign they had in the Championship last season.

WILLOCK SETS NEW PREMIER LEAGUE RECORD

Newcastle United midfielder Joe Willock has set a new record in the Premier League after his goal in the game against bottom club Sheffield United on Wednesday. The Arsenal loanee scored the only goal of the game as the Magpies welcomed their fans back to St. James Park with a 1-0 win over visitors Sheffield United who have already sealed their place in the English Championship for next season.

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Willock is on loan at Newcastle United from the Gunners having joined the Northeast club in the final days of the January transfer window.

NEWCASTLE CLOSING IN ON SAFETY

Newcastle United took a big step towards Premier League safety with the point gained in their last league game at the home of Liverpool. With the help of good goalkeeping from Martin Dubravka and poor finishing from the Reds forwards, Newcastle United was able to secure a 1-1 draw with the Reds when the two teams met at Anfield in the first Premier League game on Saturday.

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Magpies fans would have fared the worst when Mohamed Salah gave Liverpool an early lead with an impressive finish. Ex-Fiorentina and Chelsea attacker Salah took his tally in the Premier League to 20 goals with the third minute goal against Newcastle United.