Newcastle weighing up whether to spend big on ‘ideal’ Alexander Isak – Paper Talk | Transfer Center News

All the top stories and transfer rumors from Wednesday’s national newspapers…


Newcastle United’s hierarchy have unanimously agreed that Alexander Isak would be an ideal signing to boost their attack but would need to spend almost their entire remaining transfer budget to sign the Sweden international.

Sweden's Alexander Isak celebrates his goal 1-0 with team players during the 2022 FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group B football match between Sweden and Kosovo, at Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, on Oct.  09, 2021..Photo: Erik Simander/TT code 11720...
Alexander Isak in action for Sweden

Chelsea have made a move to sign Kalidou Koulibaly and could still try to add Presnel Kimpbembe to Thomas Tuchel’s defensive options.

A number of players face being forced into coronavirus quarantine upon arrival at this year’s World Cup over their refusal to get vaccinated against the disease.

Steve Cooper is close to making his seventh summer signing at Nottingham Forest with the £10m capture of Lewis O’Brien, the Huddersfield midfielder.


Chelsea star Jorginho has cast doubt on his future, despite expressing his love for the club.

Antonio Conte hinted Tottenham are ready to carry on spending as they bid to fight on four fronts this season.

Manchester United’s wantaway star Cristiano Ronaldo was offered to Paris Saint-Germain but they rejected him, reports suggest.

Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St.  James'  Park (AP)
Was Cristiano Ronaldo rejected by PSG?

Arsenal and Manchester United are reportedly interested in a transfer for Kyle Walker-Peters.


Raphinha is close to getting the move he wanted from Leeds to Barcelona after the Catalan club submitted a €58m (£49m) offer that could rise to €68m with add-ons.


Raheem Sterling is jetting out to join his new Chelsea team-mates as Thomas Tuchel steps up his bid to land Kalidou Koulibaly.

Jose Mourinho has admitted he is “a bit frustrated” with Roma’s lack of activity in the summer transfer window.


Everton are considering whether to make a further offer to Wolves for midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White after their initial £25m bid was rejected, while Crystal Palace, Southampton and Nottingham Forest are also monitoring his situation.

Premier League clubs are considering segregating players at training grounds based on their Covid vaccination status in a bid to prevent potentially costly outbreaks.

West Ham are still interested in Chelsea striker Armando Broja despite their inquiry for Sassuolo target man Gianluca Scamacca.

Cardiff City are set to complete a deal to bring former Liverpool forward Sheyi Ojo to the club.

Wimbledon will have no hesitation in banning players from Russia and Belarus again in 2023 if Ukraine is still occupied.

Mark Cavendish is set to leave the Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl team at the end of the season to find an employer who will back him in his efforts to break Eddy Merckx’s record for stage victories at the Tour de France.


Tottenham remain keen on bringing Barcelona forward Memphis Depay back to the Premier League but it appears the former Manchester United man would rather fight for his place at the Nou Camp.

Liverpool have offered more than 500 children who were caught up in the chaos at the Champions League final the chance to watch a pre-season match at Anfield for free.


Neymar’s hopes of leaving Paris Saint-Germain appear to be over after clubs including Chelsea and Manchester United were told of his estimated £35m annual salary.


New Rangers signing Rabbi Matondo has revealed Aaron Ramsey and Jermain Defoe were among the big names who sold him on moving to Ibrox.


Lucas Paqueta has yet to hold any negotiations with Arsenal but would be open to a Premier League switch.

Newcastle United have reportedly placed Espanyol striker Raul de Tomas on their striker shortlist.

Manchester United will meet with Ajax on Wednesday as their move for defender Lisandro Martinez reaches a key stage.


Motherwell have offered a new deal to Kevin van Veen to stave off interest from Holland.


Celtic have been given a boost in their efforts to sign Argentinos Juniors playmaker Fausto Vera after reports claimed both Genk and Corinthians had rejected offers.

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