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Newcastle United are painfully aware that other Premier League clubs will be extremely reluctant to do business with them before Monday’s transfer deadline, according to reports. The Magpies endured a frustrating January window despite their newfound riches after failing to sign a handful of targets during that month.

Newcastle kicked off their mid-season spending spree with a bang by landing Kieran Trippier from Atletico Madrid before signing Chris Wood to bolster their attacking ranks.

However, they haven’t followed through with any other additions despite working to shake things up on multiple fronts.

The Tyneside club were reportedly denied by Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic earlier in the window, while their hopes of landing Sevilla defender Diego Carlos appear dead in the water.

Newcastle have reportedly walked out of talks due to the Spanish club’s insistence that he will not be sold for less than his £67m release clause.

They also look set to miss out on the loan signing of Manchester United playmaker Jesse Lingard, with the Red Devils believed to be demanding a £12m bonus if the England ace helps them secure the Premier’s survival. League.

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It seems the clubs are taking a tough stance when approached by the Magpies in order to take advantage of their status as one of the wealthiest teams in the world.

Newcastle will have to deal with this for the foreseeable future, however, with the commanders at St James’ Park under no illusions about how they are viewed by their peers.

Senior club officials are now “fully aware of how hated they are” by their Premier League rivals, according to The Independent.

The argument would be that other teams expect Newcastle to pose a real threat to them in the future, with relegation capable of delaying the process or even derailing it entirely.


As a result, deals will be very difficult for the club to come by, leaving them with no degree of certainty before next week’s deadline.

Newcastle’s recent cash injection is said to have also influenced Lyon’s approach to transfer negotiations for Bruno Guimaraes, who is said to be in talks over a late move to England.

The French heavyweights are believed to be in the final stages of agreeing a deal to see the midfielder join Newcastle on a permanent basis.

However, there would be a number of minor details that need to be ironed out before the move can be approved.


Newcastle boss Eddie Howe recently expressed frustration with the club’s lack of action in the transfer market but insisted there was no lack of effort to sign players behind closed doors.

“It’s been a slightly frustrating week for us in the transfer market,” Howe told reporters ahead of Saturday’s win over Leeds United.

“Obviously we know we’re against a deadline, and everyone linked to the club is desperately trying to improve the team.

“We are working very hard behind the scenes, but it has been a fruitless search this week.”

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