Newcastle set for summer overhaul with SIX transfers targeted and shock first-team star could be sold

NEWCASTLE are reportedly quietly preparing to sign players for a European campaign next season.

The Magpies are currently 5th in the Premier League, five points clear of Liverpool.

Both Conor Gallagher (L) and James Maddison (R) could be boughtRex

GettyKieran Tierney is also believed to be a target for Newcastle[/caption]

While qualification for the Champions League is not out of the question, this spot would be good enough for them to qualify for the Europa League next season.

However, if their form were to drop, they could still qualify for the Europa Conference League should they finish 7th.

A European campaign would be the club’s first for a decade, as they played in the Europa League in the 2012/13 season.

And to prepare for this, The Telegraph have reported that the club are looking to sign six players to improve the squad.

One position is at left-back with Dan Burn being an effective player to cover the role, but the report suggests that it is an area to improve on.

The club has been heavily linked with a move for Arsenal’s Kieran Tierney, who would fit the description.

The second spot that would be upgraded is at centre-back, as the club would like to find a world-class partner for summer signing Sven Botman.

Newcastle would also be keen on signing two central midfielders, with the report picking Conor Gallagher and James Maddison as targets.


The club tried to buy Maddison last summer, but a move fell through as Leicester City did not want to lose their star player.

While Gallagher could be keen on a move up north with the promise of more game time then he is currently getting at Chelsea.

The other two spots that would be strengthened would be in the attack with a striker to replace injury-prone Callum Wilson.

Alexander Isak has impressed in recent weeks, but some quality competition can only benefit the club’s firepower options.

The final spot that could be invested in is at the winger position.

Allan Saint-Maximin has been a star for the club since his arrival from Nice but injuries have seen his influence start to drop.

The report suggests that the winger could be sold should “he agitate for a move” and therefore the club would need a replacement.

GettyAllan Saint-Maximin could be sold in the summer[/caption]

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