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A big Newcastle United transfer decision is approaching as the Magpies form an emergency recruitment team.



The Magpies are desperate to make a breakthrough in the window, and there is more happening on than just June 30 PSR health check deadline sales.

Newcastle United have been warned that they are not alone in their pursuit of Dominic Calvert-Lewin, after submitting a new request for his services over the weekend.

Calvert-Lewin’s injury history, which includes toe, hamstring, and knee ailments in recent years, has not deterred the Magpies. But the Toffees claim there will be no simple deal or low-cost option for the 11-time England international.

According to Chronicle Live, Brentford and West Ham were the first to make approaches for Calvert-Lewin, but Everton are still considering their options and are hoping that if the striker does leave, they will receive the £37 million price tag they have placed on his shoulders. On a frenetic weekend, it emerged that Sean Dyche’s team are interested in Yankuba Minteh, after Newcastle started the bidding for his services at roughly £40 million.

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The Minteh camp was informed that Newcastle were willing to sell at the beginning of the month, and while the 19-year-old was looking forward to pre-season training on Tyneside, it was agreed that there was no point in staying at United if there was any indication he was not part of the club’s plans. Minteh has not taken a vacation and has been working out with a personal fitness coach to prepare for the 2024/25 season.

However, as Newcastle goes through the lengthy process of soliciting interest from some of their elite players who are prepared to move, it appears that Minteh is the clear favourite to be sold. The Magpies have received interest from Saudi Arabia’s Pro League in Callum Wilson and West Ham, as Chronicle Live first revealed on Saturday afternoon, but both prospective transfers still needed to be finalized.
Minteh is believed to be interested in a move to Everton, but he has other fascinating options, including AS Roma, Marseille, and Borussia Dortmund. His agency told us over the weekend that he has agreed to personal terms with one club, and the ball is now in Newcastle’s court.

Kieran Trippier’s future is another question mark for United, with interest from Saudi Arabia and Bayern Munich this summer. Trippier would love to stay at United, and Eddie Howe would like to keep him, but offers for Toon players are being evaluated.

Certainly, there are moving parts to Newcastle’s latest complex chapter of this summer’s window, but Howe, Andy Howe, and head of recruitment Steve Nickson, who have been thrown together as an emergency transfer team in the absence of a sporting director, are confident that positive breakthroughs can be made in time for pre-season.

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