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PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Hello and welcome to our live blog bringing you coverage of Newcastle United. You'll find all the latest updates about the club right here as well as the best analysis and opinion too. Joe Willock's late equaliser earned the Magpies a draw against Tottenham on Sunday afternoon. Joelinton had opened the scoring for the Magpies, but a brace from Harry Kane quickly turned the match on its head. Stick with us for all the latest news - and why not visit our podcast, The Everything is Black and White Podcast. Key EventsEx-Roma owner Jim Pallotta namechecks Newcastle as he outlines takeover ambition16:02Matchday blog14:03Bruce's SJP message09:19Report: Newcastle lead race to sign Wigan forward Kyle Joseph16:46U18s in FA Youth Cup action15:0008:14Sean McCormickWelcomeGood morning and welcome to Wednesday's live blog. Stick with us for updates throughout the morning.21:49Chris KnightTop stories'It's in my DNA' - Toon legend's childhood link to Newcastle United set him up for successMike Ashley's response to James Pallotta's Newcastle takeover hints has sent a firm messageThe 'overzealous' Newcastle United celebrations which Steve Bruce won't want repeating'You've got to remember who you play for and represent' - NUFC legend's message to today's players'State of you' - Paul Dalglish opens up on haunting Newcastle regret and Shearer's interventionArsenal could cash in on Joe Willock this summer and Newcastle's approach to midfielderUnseen footage reveals Joelinton's nicknames in Newcastle dressing room and failed instructionsThe billionaire and the Newcastle takeover tweets that offer hope of breaking a toxic cycle21:05Chris KnightLee on WilsonRob Lee believes recent results proves nobody can replace Callum Wilson's goals at Newcastle United.He told This is Futbol: "I think it’s probably a detriment to the team how much they need Wilson, you shouldn’t be relying on just one player.Callum Wilson at the Newcastle United training ground on December 18, 2020“The problem we’ve had is that we’ve missed our top goalscorer, and no one has stepped up to the plate. We’ve got nobody that is playing well enough to step up.”20:11Chris KnightEvening updateMike Ashley remains committed to reviving the takeover deal with Amanda Staveley's Saudi-backed consortium.Mike AshleyElsewhere, Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has given his verdict on Sunday's draw at St James' Park.Here are your Newcastle United headlines for April 6.18:55Chris KnightDragusin's 'decisive summit'Radu Dragusin could commit his long-term future to Juventus in a 'decisive summit' next week, according to CalcioMercato.Radu Dragusin of Juventus FC during the quarter-final of Italy Cup match between Juventus FC and S.P.A.LThe 19-year-old has been linked with a summer switch to the Magpies and Crystal Palace at the end of his current contract.However, latest reports indicate the Romanian defender could be closing on a five-year agreement to remain with the Serie A giants.18:23Chris KnightSign up to our NUFC newsletter17:21Andrew MusgroveThose celebrations15:15Andrew MusgroveLong read...13:28Andrew MusgroveReport - Mike Ashley focusing on selling the club to PIF backed consortiumThis from PA Sport. Newcastle owner Mike Ashley remains focused on selling the club to Amanda Staveley's Saudi-backed consortium almost a year after the £300million-plus deal was struck.The sportswear magnate is currently pursuing a legal route in his efforts to secure Premier League approval for the proposed takeover, having entered into an arbitration process.However, the PA news agency understands that Ashley feels the sale has been agreed and simply needs to be rubber-stamped by the governing body.In the circumstances, speculation that former Roma owner James Pallotta could have an interest in the St James' Park outfit barely caused a ripple on the River Tyne with all eggs confined to the same basket.American tycoon Pallotta name-checked the Magpies as he discussed the possibility of investing in a Premier League club in an interview, but having seen potential buyers come and go repeatedly during his 14-year tenure, Ashley is concentrating on the one-party he knows has the financial backing and, he believes, the will to take Newcastle off his hands.The sale process is the latest saga to engulf St James' during the Frasers Group mogul's turbulent reign.Staveley's PCP Capital Partners, backed in large part by Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund and the Reuben Brothers, reached an agreement with Ashley in April last year after extensive talks - Staveley had failed in an earlier bid to buy the club - and the proposal was sent to the Premier League for approval.The news sparked wild celebrations on Tyneside as frustrated fans contemplated the end of a fractious period in Newcastle's history during which they were relegated from the top flight on two occasions, with the owner unwilling or unable to fund a more ambitious approach.However, after a 17-week wait for the league's owners' and directors' test to be completed - concerns over the relationship between the prospective buyers and the Saudi state, as well as TV piracy row proved stumbling blocks - the consortium withdrew its offer in July as the commercial agreement between the two parties expired.A furious Ashley immediately signalled his intention to explore legal arguments in a bid to remove whatever obstacles had blocked the approval, and that process is ongoing.It is understood that both seller and buyer remain willing to do business, although whether that would remain the case should the Magpies fail to retain their Premier League status, only time will tell.Steve Bruce's men sit three points clear of the drop zone with eight games remaining following Sunday's 2-2 fightback draw with Tottenham, although they face a challenging run-in with Fulham hot on their heels.Relegation would drastically reduce both the club's value and attractiveness to buyers, but at the same time, would transfer responsibility for a decision from the Premier League to the English Football League. 13:18Andrew MusgrovePraise for Joelinton This from Lee Ryder on Joelinton vs Spurs."Joelinton has had critics when he hasn't played well but against Tottenham, you couldn't fault him. "He had that early tester which went straight to the keeper and I was thinking 'here we go again.' "Credit to Sean Longstaff, he's picked him out at the far post and Joelinton has delivered - he hasn't had service like that very often at Newcastle, yes he's missed some sitters but against Spurs, he did really well. "Hopefully, he can find a little bit of form - that's been his problem really, he's had odd performances here and there, grabbed goals but he's never been able to build on it and score a run of goals. "Joelinton of Newcastle United reacts after a missed opportunity during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur12:40Andrew MusgroveMore analysis from Sunday 11:30Andrew MusgroveGavin Peacock's message Former Newcastle United player Gavin Peacock is urging the club's current squad to treat every one of the final eight games of the season as a 'cup-final.' The Magpies lie three points off the relegation zone with Burnely next up and Peacock, who helped Newcastle beat the drop 1992, is urging today's player to focus on the future not what has gone on before. Speaking to The Everything is Black and White Podcast, Peacock said: "The other results are behind you, you can't do anything about it but you can do something about the next few games. "Despite the current form, you've got to take the remaining games like a mini-season until the end of the season."Treat every game like a cup final."10:56Andrew MusgroveKyle Scott back at NUFC Newcastle United midfielder Kyle Scott has turned down the chance to move to the MLS.The 23-year-old impressed while on trial with FC Cincinnati and sources say he was offered a two-year deal which could have been extended for a further 24 months.Full story here. 10:50Andrew MusgroveJoe Willock's future...Joe Willock may be available for a permanent transfer "at the right price" this summer, according to reports.The Arsenal loanee scored a crucial leveller on Sunday as United secured a precious point in the battle against the drop. But he had to come off the bench as Steve Bruce dropped him for the first time since he joined the club in the January transfer window. It's understood Newcastle are hopeful of lining up a season-long loan next term if they stay in the Premier League but the Sunday Mirror claims Willock could even be sold in the close season. Even in a depressed transfer market he would be upwards of £20million - if Arsenal allow him to go out.The Sunday Mirror writes: "The Gunners are understood to be willing to offload Willock, 21, permanently at the right price."And if Willock were to go on loan again, it is likely that Arsenal would prefer his development to continue in the top flight."Newcastle will have to make a decision on Matty Longstaff in the close season after the midfielder's career has not progressed as hoped this year.He signed a two year deal in the close season but has featured only sparingly. United did not allow him to go out on loan in January for more first team games but he's not played since January.10:30Andrew MusgroveLISTEN: Gavin Peacock interview 10:16Andrew MusgroveRafa Benitez and the PL Former Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez has listed his demands for a return for management with a pointed reference to what he felt he didn't get at St James' Park.
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.He was linked with a return to Newcastle but that turned out to be incorrect. And he has subsequently made it clear there would be no reunion with the club while Mike Ashley continues to own the club.And asked about his future, the reasons for that are pretty clear as he sets out his desire to either challenge for titles or, pointedly, "a serious project" that will lead to a title challenge.That is what he felt was missing at Newcastle, where he said at the start of his final season that he wanted to challenge although "you can bring in another manager, and then maybe he will be happy if they do well and they finish 15th".Talking to Marca he said: "I've already received more than one in the last few months, but it wasn't the right time or project. I needed to spend time with my family."I want to find a club with ambition, one either competing for titles or looking for a serious project that will lead to that later. I always say that the key to success is balance - both on the pitch between defence and attack, but also in the management of the club."Full story here. 09:21Mark DouglasHope? "Hope" for something different? That's what my latest column is about.For the moment, the PCP Capital bid remains. And the re-emergence of Mehrdad Ghodoussi on social media being supportive of Newcastle serves as a reminder that the group feel they have "skin in the game" in United's survival fight. Staveley's partner will know that any tweets or likes are pored over by fans desperate for signs of life in the takeover. There's huge uncertainty on the bid - not least because arbitration is far from guaranteed and Newcastle's legal team have already lost a preliminary part of their case (although they won bits of it too). But willing, at least, remains on their part, even if there is now so much more uncertainty than there was 12 months ago, when things seemed tantalisingly close. There is another moment to watch out for this week, with the Newcastle United Supporters Trust dropping heavy hints about what is - believe me - a very exciting project dropping later this week.After a desperate campaign, played out with fans feeling more detached than ever, we need that hope that there is something different out there.Read the whole thing here.09:19Mark Douglas'Big week ahead' for Callum WilsonCallum Wilson update from Steve Bruce:He starts training this week.Big week. Big week ahead. So let’s see, but muscle injuries, you’ve just see Allan (Saint-Maximin) there. We’ve got to box careful. It's good to see him around the training ground, I’ve got to say, but I’ll see how he is16:02KEY EVENTEx-Roma owner Jim Pallotta namechecks Newcastle as he outlines takeover ambitionJim Pallotta, the former Roma owner, has been linked with a takeover of Newcastle in the past and has now namechecked the Magpies when detailing his Premier League club takeover ambitions.A friend of Sir Alex Ferguson's, Pallotta has previously told Chronicle Live he wasn't in a position to discuss his interest in Newcastle although he recently cashed in his share in the Boston Celtics and Roma which has given him the purchasing clout to buy another major European club.And Pallotta has now addressed his newfound Premier League ambitions and it would seem Newcastle remain firmly on the American's agenda.“I do think that if there’s a place that makes sense for me, it’s the Premier League," Pallotta told The Athletic. "It’s pretty difficult for an American — and I do think we actually did a lot of good stuff — but I do think it’s difficult in a lot of countries to deal with the cultural stuff, all kinds of stuff. There are just all kinds of variables.“I think there are interesting teams in the Premier League that have great history and it would be nice to see them getting back to it. The Newcastles of the world. Great, great fanbase. "Those are the kind of things I think would be interesting to be a part of with a good group (of investors) and there’s more rationality there (at league level) in many ways, right?”AS Roma's president James Pallotta poses before presenting the Rome's new stadium project during a press conference on March 26, 2014 in Rome (Image: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP via Getty Images)13:41Sean McCormickMonday lunchtime storiesWATCHSean McCormickLee Ryder's Tottenham review09:26Sean McCormickSign up to our NUFC newsletter09:13Sean McCormickMonday morning's top stories08:24Sean McCormickWelcomeGood morning and welcome to Monday's live blog. Stick with us for updates throughout the day.16:58Chris KnightGhodoussi's tweetAmanda Staveley's husband Mehrdad Ghodoussi has echoed the views of thousands of Newcastle United fans following the draw with Tottenham.Arsenal loanee Joe Willock struck a deserved equaliser five minutes from time after a Harry Kane brace seemed to have the visitors on course for victory.Amanda Staveley and Mehrdad Ghodoussi attend The Old Vic Bicentenary Ball at The Old Vic TheatreJoelinton opened the scoring following a bright start for Newcastle, but a quickfire brace from the England international turned the match on it's head.It's a point which temporarily extends the Magpies cushion over the relegation zone to three points, although Bruce's side could still finish the weekend in the bottom three if Fulham go on to win at Aston Villa.You can read the full story here.16:53Chris KnightShearer's verdictAlan Shearer reckons Newcastle United's last-gasp point against top four chasing Tottenham was deserved.United needed another late goal to rescue a point at home - this time Joe Willock netting the equaliser which could prove to be a vital goal come the end of the season.Alan Shearer said he did not know what Jamaal Lascelles was talking about in relation to Wolves' equaliser (Image: Premier League)Joelinton had put Newcastle up with 28 minutes on the clock - and the current number nine was praised by arguably the club's great ever number nine."A point was the least Newcastle deserved," Shearer wrote on Twitter." A much better performance - Joelinton had his best game in a black and white shirt."Well done Joe Willock. "You can read the full story here.14:03KEY EVENTMatchday blogKick-off is just minutes away, and Steve Bruce has shaken things up with his team selection.You can follow all of the action from St James' Park in our dedicated live blog.NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - JULY 26: General view of St. James Park during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Liverpool FC at St. James Park on July 26, 2020 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)11:49Chris KnightFans XINewcastle United should overhaul their attack and partner Andy Carroll in attack with Dwight Gayle to face Tottenham. That's the view of Magpies supporters, who would like to see Steve Bruce make six changes for the clash at St James' Park on Sunday afternoon. United could drop into the relegation zone for the first time this season with a defeat to Jose Mourinho's side, and if Fulham manage to earn a victory at Aston Villa.Newcastle United's players huddle on the pitch ahead of the defeat to Brighton on March 20, 2021Tottenham arrive on Tyneside with their own crisis following a meek defeat in the North London derby and a shock Europa League exit at Dinamo Zagreb.However, Mourinho's side did pick up a win at Villa Park in their final fixture ahead of the international break.You can read the full story here.10:21Chris KnightBerbatov's predictionDimitar Berbatov is backing his former side Tottenham to pick up a 2-1 win at Newcastle.He wrote in his Metro column: "Newcastle are in trouble and we all know that. "Spurs are pushing for top four and I still think they have a real chance, but if they want a spot in the Champions League next season then they have to make these matches count. Dimitar Berbatov speaking at the launch of the new Betfair Exchange Campaign (Image: Sunday Mirror)"You should never underestimate anyone in the Premier League but if you are serious and you want to qualify to play with the best in Europe then you have to win these games. "They have to take advantage of Newcastle’s situation."09:51Chris KnightSign up to our NUFC newsletter
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