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  1. 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.

  2. Most exciting Premier League signings: Shearer to Newcastle , published at12:01 3 August

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    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.

    Find out who else made it onto our shortlist of wow-factor signings

  3. Transfer news: Magpies enquire about Ramsey, published at08:49 3 August

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    Newcastle have enquired about a possible move for Juventus' 30-year-old Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey. (Goal)

    The Magpies are also looking to sign 21-year-old French midfielder Boubacar Kamara from Marseille for about £10m. (Mail)

    Read more transfer news in Tuesday's full gossip column

  4. Time running out on Willock - Bruce, published at12:55 31 July

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    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.

  5. Is there potential for Premier League Covid chaos?, published at14:36 30 July

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    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?

    Manchester United's fixture at Preston was the latest to be called off because of positive Covid-19 cases, while Norwich have been similarly impacted, Arsenal scrapped their pre-season tour of the US and Newcastle lost three goalkeepers to self-isolation for one fixture.

    The Premier League still intends to test twice a week. However, unlike last season, players will have lateral flow rather than PCR tests, to reduce costs and speed up the process.

    The number of players and staff taking tests will be increased to 100. Should any come back positive, a PCR test will then be arranged.

    The Premier League is also going to continue operating red zones for players and senior staff.

    For the first few weeks of the season at least, clubs will be asked to continue with the established virtual media conferences, both before and after matches.

    Read more: Could a Covid 'pingdemic' ruin the start of the season?

  6. Bruce calls for 'patience' in summer transfer window, published at11:14 26 July

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    Steve Bruce has admitted Newcastle have “limited funds” for this summer's transfer window, but will focus on the loan market to boost his squad.

    The Magpies boss says the club "have to be patient" in the run-up to the start of the new season in August.

    "I know that’s awful from me, but we haven’t got the biggest of budgets," Bruce told BBC Radio Newcastle.

    "In the market we’re looking at - loan market in particular - we’re going to have to let the big, big clubs go to work."

    Bruce said that midfield would be the main focus and conceded his side are “weaker than last year” without Joe Willock, who they are hoping to re-sign this summer.

    Willock joined the Magpies in the second half of last season on loan from Arsenal, scoring eight goals in 14 appearances.

  7. Transfer news: Spurs' Carter-Vickers on the radar, published at09:58 23 July

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    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)

    Want more transfer news? Read Friday's full gossip column

  8. Transfer news: Newcastle to make £13m Cajuste signing, published at10:21 22 July

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    Newcastle United are likely to pay £13m if they are to sign 21-year-old Sweden midfielder Jens-Lys Cajuste from FC Midtjylland. (Chronicle)

    The Magpies have also revived talks over a £4m move for Southampton and Gabon midfielder Mario Lemina, 27, and hope to reach agreement this week. (Mail)

    Want more transfer news? Read Thursday's full gossip column

  9. Newcastle's pre-season in pictures, published at16:04 20 July

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    Newcastle United's Premier League preparations are under way - a 1-0 loss to York City kicking off the pre-season friendly action.

    Steve Bruce's Covid-hit squad is without three goalkeepers, after Mark Gillespie and Freddie Woodman were identified as close contacts to arl Darlow, who tested positive and is also isolating.

    See how Newcastle have been preparing for the 2021-22 season in pictures

  10. 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.