Transfer Rumours and News: (Via. The Chronicle)
1. Mikel Merino
Newcastle United hoping to announce Mikel Merino as fifth summer signing in next 24 hours.
2. Andreas Samaris
On Wednesday, Portuguese newspaper O Jogo claim that Newcastle are now closer to signing Andreas Samaris from Benfica, as the Lisbon side have become easier to negotiate with. And today they claim that everything is "practically done" between Newcastle and Samaris, especially because the Premier League side are offering him much more than what he earns at Benfica. The player currently makes €900k an year in Portugal, and Newcastle are offering a threeyear contract with wages of €2.5m after tax per season. Now it’s all about Newcastle and Benfica finding a deal so the transfer can be done.
3. Andre Carillo
According to The Sun, Newcastle United are linked with a move to Andre Carillo. The Benfica winger is said to be available for around £6 million this summer and the Magpies are among four clubs keeping tabs on the 26 years old.
4. Fabian Delph
According to the Sun, Manchester City want £14 million for Fabian Delph with Newcastle, West Brom and Stoke all keen on the England international. City had been willing to sell for £10 million, but are now said to be holding out for £14 million for the 27 years old.