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Newcastle United looking to add five ‘top quality’ signings this summer

Newcastle United are in for a busy summer, as they seek to add five ‘top quality’ signings in the upcoming transfer window.

It has been a fine season for the Magpies. With four games remaining, they need seven more points to secure a place in next year’s Champions League – a competition they have not appeared in since 2003.

They have the best defensive record in the Premier League, conceding 29 goals. They also reached the Carabao Cup final in February – their first final appearance in 24 years.

Eddie Howe’s men will be hoping to build on this going into next year. According to the Telegraph, they will aim to sign five ‘top quality’ players in the summer.

Several could be on their radar. Leicester City playmaker James Maddison is a known target, and the Tyneside outfit are expected to make another move at the end of the season.

However, any potential bid could be impacted by the Foxes’ fate. They currently sit inside the relegation zone and may let the midfielder go cheaper if they fail to avoid the drop.

Fellow England internationals Mason Mount and Declan Rice have reportedly also been discussed at St James’ Park, but the club would have to break their wage structure to prise them away from their current clubs.

Arsenal’s Kieran Tierney, Chelsea’s Conor Gallagher and Manchester United’s Scott McTominay have also been linked with Newcastle.

All three have struggled for regular game time this term and may look elsewhere this summer.

Newcastle understand that recruiting from the Premier League can be expensive and may look abroad.

France national team trio Khephren Thuram, Marcus Thuram and Moussa Diaby have been touted as potential targets.

Brazilian stars Neymar and Raphinha have been linked with sensational moves to St James’ Park.

However, they are reportedly now on Howe’s wish list.

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