Newcastle United round-up: Renewed contact regarding Austin, club waiting on Mitrovic

A round-up of the latest transfer news at St James's Park, with the club pursuing further signings.

Newcastle United are continuing to pursue both Aleksandar Mitrovic and Charlie Austin according to the Chronicle. The report says the player's agent is pushing the player to make the move to St James's Park, with Newcastle the only club to have met Anderlecht's asking price. McClaren is waiting for an answer from the player, who sat out the Belgian champions' friendly win at the weekend, with Roma and Porto also interested in him.

The Magpies have made contact once again with QPR over Charlie Austin the same report writes, and believe they can drive down the R's £15 million asking price because the Englishman is entering the final year of his contract.

In other news, Jack Colback has been confirmed as Newcastle's stand-in captain while Fabricio Coloccini is out during the club's initial pre-season matches, as stated in the Chronicle. The Magpies' next match is against Mexican outfit Club Atlas in the US.

And finally, former defender Aaron Hughes has headed down under to take in the next stage of the twilight of his career, signing for Manchester City sister club Melbourne City.

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