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Newcastle transfer news: Dybala interest declared, Sanchez blow dealt, Saint-Maximin not for sale

After going unbeaten in their first eight league games of 2022, Newcastle have now lost each of the last three ahead of today’s clash against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

However, Eddie Howe’s men currently hold a seven-point gap over the bottom three which represents a relatively healthy lead as the season enters into its final knockings.

A lot of the Magpies’ success since the turn of the year has been down to their January acquisitions and here is a round-up of the latest Newcastle transfer news ahead of the upcoming window:

Newcastle keen on Dybala

Newcastle have joined the race to snap up soon-to-become free agent Paulo Dybala from Juventus, according to Corriere Dello Sport.

Per the report, Dybala would prefer a move away from Serie A at the moment as he prepares to leave the Allianz Stadium at the end of the season.

Dybala is expected to command a significant wage but Newcastle should have no problems meeting up to that due to their huge financial muscle.

Arsenal are also in the running for the 28-year-old, while AC Milan look to be his most preferred destination in the event that he chooses to remain in Italy.

Brighton to reject any offers for Sanchez

Brighton & Hove Albion are unwilling to part ways with Newcastle transfer target Robert Sanchez,  reports Football Insider.

A bid of £20million is being lined up for the Spaniard with Eddie Howe looking to bring in a new goalkeeper ahead of the 2022-23 campaign.

The Seagulls consider the aforementioned amount a considerable way short of their valuation of the 24-year-old, who has caught the eye with his performances at the AMEX Stadium.

Newcastle could now turn to one of Dean Henderson or Kepa Arrizabalaga with both men currently playing second fiddle at their respective clubs.

Howe intends to keep Saint-Maximin

Eddie Howe has stated that Allan Saint-Maximin has a long-term future at St. James’ Park despite rumours of a potential exit this summer.

Saint-Maximin has been linked with a move to Wolves, Aston Villa and Everton but Howe has now confirmed that the winger is not for sale in his pre-match briefing ahead of tonight’s game.

“Don’t always believe what you read in the papers. I’ve got a great relationship with Maxi. I’ve really enjoyed working with him.

“And, for me, you look between now and the end of the season, we need Max at his very best levels. He could potentially be the difference between us staying in the league. He’s an incredible talent, and yes, of course, he has a long term future at the club.”

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