Magpies eager to bring in another senior goalkeeper with a host of stoppers being considered in last few days of the window
Newcastle United are still looking for another goalkeeper going into the final few days of the transfer window.
United remain in the hunt for a forward, midfielder and a defender, but the club have also spent the weekend looking at another senior goalkeeper.
The Magpies are trying to off-load Tim Krul with a possible swap deal plus cash offer for PSV Eindhoven’s Jeroen Zoet mooted in Holland.
Another name that has been considered by United is Crystal Palace’s 30-year-old stopper Wayne Hennessey while Rafa Benitez has never made a secret of his admiration for Napoli’s Pepe Reina, although Paris St-Germain are also attempting to sign the 34-year-old.
Newcastle have also looked at Galatasaray’s Fernando Muslera but were put off by the Turkish Super Lig side’s demands for the player.
Benitez has West Ham’s Adrian on his shortlist too while AS Roma offered Łukasz Skorupski last week but Newcastle baulked at their initial asking price for the Poland international.
Clearing Krul off the wage bill would be a major boost for Benitez but United will also listen to offers for Karl Darlow.
Darlow was interesting West Ham earlier in the summer and Newcastle would be open to a swap for Adrian.
If United do end the window with three senior goalkeepers in the squad it would clear the way for Freddie Woodman to head out on loan with League One Bury waiting to complete a loan move until January.
However, Woodman knows he may have to reluctantly stay on at United until January after being told by Benitez he is likely to be the third choice stopper for the first half of the campaign.