Japan forward Muto leaves Newcastle, published at14:01 3 August
Japan forward Yoshinori Muto has left Newcastle by mutual consent.
The 29-year-old, who had one year left on his contract, joined in 2018 from Mainz 05.
He scored once in 25 Premier League appearances and spent last season on loan with Spanish side Eibar.
Most exciting Premier League signings: Shearer to Newcastle , published at12:01 3 August
With Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho both generating a buzz after arriving at Manchester United, and Manchester City's pursuit of England internationals Harry Kane and Jack Grealish picking up pace, BBC Sport has put together a list of Premier League 'wow' signings.
Alan Shearer - Blackburn Rovers to Newcastle United (1996)
After scoring 34 goals en route to Blackburn Rovers' only Premier League title in 1995 and then winning the Golden Boot at Euro 96 a year later, Alan Shearer was a hot commodity.
He informed Blackburn owner Jack Walker of his desire to leave, and it soon became a straight shootout between Manchester United and his hometown club Newcastle United for his signature.
Eventually, Newcastle signed him for £15m, then a world record, and thousands of fans flocked to St James' Park to welcome Shearer home. He was the man Kevin Keegan hoped would fire the Magpies to success after a spectacular collapse the previous season, surrendering a 12-point lead at the top of the Premier League to the Red Devils.
He went on to become their record goalscorer, but never managed to lift any silverware.
Time running out on Willock - Bruce, published at12:55 31 July
Steve Bruce says Newcastle "can't wait forever" for Arsenal to make a decision on Joe Willock's future.
The Magpies boss has confirmed the midfielder is his priority summer transfer target.
"He’s Arsenal’s player and we must respect that, but we can only explore it for so long - and that time is going a bit short," Bruce told BBC Radio Newcastle after Friday's 2-0 friendly win at Burton Albion.
"I’m confident we’ll bring two or three new players in, but we’ll have to wait another week or so."
Meanwhile, Callum Wilson missed Friday's match with a slight hamstring injury, but Bruce expects the striker back in training next week.
"If it was a league game tonight, I think he would have played," said the boss.
Is there potential for Premier League Covid chaos?, published at14:36 30 July
Simon Stone, BBC Sport
The new Premier League campaign is fast approaching - but does a flurry of cancelled friendly fixtures suggest 2021-22 will be another season disrupted by the coronavius pandemic?
Transfer news: Spurs' Carter-Vickers on the radar, published at09:58 23 July
Newcastle are interested in Tottenham and United States defender Cameron Carter-Vickers, 23. The Magpies are keen to sign a centre-back after Brentford beat them to Celtic's Norway defender Kristoffer Ajer. (90Min)
Meanwhile, Liverpool are leading the race for midfielder Bobby Clark, the 16-year-old son of former Newcastle midfielder Lee Clark. (Mail)
Covid-hit Newcastle lose to York, published at09:27 19 July
Newcastle's pre-season began in ignominious fashion as they fell to a 1-0 loss at National League North side York City.
Michael Duckworth scored the only goal at York Community Stadium with a header in the 87th minute as Magpies striker Joelinton hobbled off with an injury in the first half.
The defeat came after goalkeeper Karl Darlow tested positive for coronavirus and back-up stoppers Mark Gillespie and Freddie Woodman - who were identified as close contacts - were also ruled out of the game.
With Martin Dubravka injured, academy graduate Dan Langley, 20, deputised for Darlow.
Newcastle had planned to split their first team for simultaneous friendlies against York and Harrogate Town, but to avoid mixing, the senior players travelled to York while an Under-23 side took on the League Two outfit, where they lost 2-1 at the EnviroVent Stadium.