Newcastle United gossip: Steve Bruce plots £10m swoop as Serie A club eye out-of-favour Toon star

Steve Bruce will reportedly make a formal move for Liverpool defender Nathaniel Phillips.

Tuesday, 15th June 2021, 6:00 pm
Newcastle United have been linked with both Nat Phillips and Ozan Kabak in recent weeks. (Photo by ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP via Getty Images)
Newcastle United have been linked with both Nat Phillips and Ozan Kabak in recent weeks. (Photo by ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP via Getty Images)

The Sun claims Bruce will be handed a transfer war chest of £50million.

Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock tops the 60-year-old’s wishlist but Phillips is also said to be viewed as a target.

The national newspaper adds that a formal move is being prepared for Phillips, who is rated at £10million.

He made 20 appearances under Jurgen Klopp last term whilst Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip were sidelined with long-term injuries.

Toon ‘left behind’ in Matheus Nunes race

Newcastle have been ‘left behind’ in the race to sign Sporting Lisbon midfielder Matheus Nunes, reports in Portugal believe.

As per Record, Everton, who are set to appoint Portuguese boss Nuno Espirito Santo, have ‘reserved’ signing him.

The Goodison Park club are in advanced talks over a deal worth £17m, which is set to see the Magpies miss out on the Brazilian.

It was previously claimed Newcastle tried to sign the 22-year-old on a loan-to-buy deal in January but Sporting rejected.

Matty Longstaff linked with Udinese…. again

Newcastle United midfielder Matty Longstaff is back on Udinese’s radar, according to reports in Italy.

The 21-year-old held talks with the Serie A club last summer before putting pen to paper on a new two-year deal with his boyhood club.

However, Longstaff’s future is hot topic once more after he made just five Premier League appearances last season – his last coming in January.

And as per Corriere dello Sport, Udinese are ready to reignite their interest as Longstaff weighs up his next steps.