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Howe's pre City press conference, Pedro third bid imminent, Bruno not for sale

by David · Updated Fri 19 Aug 2022, 22:14
Howe's pre City press conference, Pedro third bid imminent, Bruno not for sale

Friday's roundup

Injury update

  • Fraser back in training and should be fit and available
  • Targett will be a late call
  • Shelvey will likely be out until after the World Cup
  • No new injury concerns

Transfer news

  • Second bid for Pedro rejected early morning
  • Rumours that a third bid is inbound and that this will be accepted - David Kent
  • This report has yet to be confirmed
  • Pedro has not traveled with Watford for their weekend game due to an injury - The Athletic
  • Howe keen on Pulisic loan
  • Pulisc is a doubt for Chelsea at the weekend with a slight injury
  • Club looking to sign 2 permanent deals - George Caulkin
  • Loans on top of that also likely
  • Newcastle linked with £15m Gladbach star Zirkzee
  • Maxi Gomez also looks set to leave Gladbach, with Newcastle linked to the £10m man

Bruno not for sale

  • Howe confirms Bruno is not for sale
  • Stresses that players like him "don't grow on trees"
  • Ancelotti not looking to replace Casemiro
  • Bruno tweets to calm fans "Be patient and believe in yourself"

Stavely management contract and Eales starts

  • Staveley will remain an important part of the club going forward
  • Her management contract at SJP was reaffirmed by the PIF - Times (Paywall)
  • Darren Eales will take charge on Monday
  • He will be at the City game on Sunday
  • Howe looking forward to working with Eales

Why aren't Newcastle spending like City and Chelsea?

In other news

  • Club sellout allocation for Tranmere
  • "The Streets Won't Forget 11" featuring Ben Arfa and Cisse
  • Callum Wilson is this week's matchday programme cover star
  • i Sport understands a protest group is set to protest this City game
  • The "Sportswashing Derby" will be used to protest against the club's Saudi owners
  • The "NUFC Against Sportswashing" campaign are the group expected to protest
  • Howe would rather "keep things away from the media spotlight" when asked about a club documentary
  • Though admitted the game has changed, so he'd be adaptable
  • Wor Flags partner with Show Racism the Red Card for City display
  • NUFCW will play their opening game at the Kingston Park Stadium this Sunday

Howe Full press conference