How Newcastle United Could Look Next Season Based On Transfer Rumours
Newcastle United's proposed takeover has led them to be linked with some of the biggest transfers of the summer and if they pull them all off they'll be one of the Premier League's best teams.
The Magpies are currently in the middle of a takeover bid from a Saudi consortium that would make them one of the richest clubs in the world, along with the likes of Manchester City and PSG as state owned sides.
According to reports that would leave them as one of only five Premier League clubs able to make big money signings this summer, and they've been linked with a lot of players.
BBC Sport have put together how their starting XI could look if all of those deals were to go through.
The chances of Newcastle being able to sign all seven of the players needed to make that team next season, plus making Danny Rose's deal permanent, are highly unlikely but it would certainly be a team that challenged near the top of the table.
As well as players the north east side have also been linked with moves for Max Allegri and Mauricio Pochettino to replace Steve Bruce as manager, even if the former Sunderland boss hasn't done too much wrong this season.
According to the rumours Newcastle could add Kalidou Koulibaly in defence. The Napoli centre back is considered one of the best in the world and has been heavily linked with Manchester United in the past.
Signing the Senegal international would be a major coup for the team currently 13th in the league.
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The midfield seems the most unlikely part of this potential Newcastle team, with the club having to make four incredibly impressive signings.
Arturo Vidal would likely be the cheapest of the midfielders, with the 32-year-old midfielder having just one year left of his deal at Barcelona.
The Catalan giants are trying to offload Philippe Coutinho but the Brazilian is unlikely to be cheap, however there might not be that much competition.
Nabil Fekir was strongly linked with Liverpool in the past but moved to Real Betis last summer, the 26-year-old has seven goals and three assists this season but the team have struggled in 12th place.
Ajax midfielder Donny van der Beek is another who has been linked with a number of Europe's top sides in the past, including Real Madrid.
Upfront Edinson Cavani has looked set to leave PSG this summer, with his contract set to expire, and Atletico Madrid have long been the front runner.
The odd man out is Fabio Borini, the former Sunderland flop isn't exactly on the level of everyone else and the 29-year-old has scored just twice in Serie A this season, on loan at Hellas Verona.
Which of the signings do you think Newcastle will make?
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