Newcastle United could potentially revisit loan moves for both Leicester City midfielder Hamza Choudhury and Manchester United defender Brandon Williams in the summer, while Hakan Çalhanoğlu is also on the radar, per Chronicle Live.
The Magpies attempted to bring in both Choudhury and Williams in the winter window, but on deadline day a reported breakdown in relationships between themselves and Watford prevented Newcastle from loaning out Matty Longstaff. That meant that Leicester were unable to bring in Nathaniel Chalobah from the Hornets to free up room for Choudhury to depart to St James’ Park, per Football Insider.
As for Williams, it had been reported a deal in principle had been agreed with Manchester United for the defender but in the end, the decision was made to keep him in their squad. Newcastle have also held an interest in AC Milan’s Çalhanoğlu in the past with a report from Chronicle Live outlining scouts had been sent to watch the midfielder, who is out of contract this summer.
According to the latest report from Chronicle Live, the Magpies are set to work with a very restricted budget in the summer meaning the loan and free agents markets are being targeted by the club at the moment.
A potential move to revisit both loan moves for Choudhury and Williams could be on the cards in the summer, while it is also thought Çalhanoğlu might also be a target once again.
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The summer transfer window is going to be another major struggle for the Magpies by the evidence of this latest update. They have to of course first of all secure their Premier League status this term, and that is far from certain now considering Fulham’s recent form.
The Magpies have a group of players out of contract as well, which the report outlines they are now trying to keep hold of at least some of those including the likes of Dwight Gayle, Andy Carroll and Federico Fernandez. However, bringing in players is going to be a very difficult task on their budget even if they remain in the top-flight.
Bruce obviously sees Choudhury and Williams as good potential targets, but it is unclear whether Leicester or Manchester United would alter their stance over them from January in the summer. While Çalhanoğlu would be a quality addition on a free transfer, but his wage demands will likely be sizeable and there is likely to be interest from a host of other parties making it tough for the Magpies.