Steve Bruce said prior to the Chelsea game that he was happy with his squad and would only bring players in during the transfer window if they would improve on his current crop.
But, as you would expect, Bruce is giving nothing away.
Until Valentino Lazaro signs for Newcastle United, there’s going to be doubt surrounding his future, with West Ham now dragged back into the picture.
On Sunday, the Italian media were confident the Inter Milan player would be moving to Steve Bruce’s side, especially after Lazaro’s agent travelled to Newcastle for talks on personal terms.
Monday morning saw claims from Germany that RB Leipzig had been in contact, suggesting the Magpies need to hurry.
Now, FCInterNews publish a story detailing the way they see things, according to their own information. The Serie A club originally wanted a straight permanent transfer, but didn’t believe they’d be able to get one. Then came the idea of a loan with an option to buy, better for them at a high price and even better than that if the option is mandatory.
The player’s agent is still in talks with Newcastle United, but nothing is ‘closed’ yet. Leipzig and Werder Bremen remain attentive to the situation, and it’s stated there could be a surprise from a Premier League club, with West Ham named.
FCInterNews make it sound like it could all come down to personal terms, with it stated a huge offer from Newcastle could see the a deal agreed ‘in the next few hours’.