Report: Newcastle United hoping for £40m from star player sales

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez

Moussa Sissoko, Georginio Wijnaldum, Daryl Janmaat and Andros Townsend will likely leave Newcastle United.

Andros Townsend celebrates after scoring the first goal for Newcastle

Newcastle United are hoping to gain as much as £40million from selling the likes of Moussa Sissoko, Georginio Wijnaldum, Daryl Janmaat and Andros Townsend, reports the Telegraph.

Newcastle are expected to be busy in the summer transfer window following their relegation from the Premier League.

Manager Rafa Benitez is likely to try to mould the squad to better suit what many are predicting will be a tough Championship campaign next year.

Tottenham Hotspur's Mousa Dembele (L) in action with Newcastle United's Moussa Sissoko

How much work that will be needed is however dependent on who leaves the club, with several star players already reportedly eyeing exits.

The Magpies have already accepted that there will be departures, and according to the Telegraph they are likely to sell Moussa Sissoko, Georginio Wijnaldum, Daryl Janmaat and Andros Townsend.

Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring the third goal for Newcastle from the penalty spot

They are hoping to make good money on the quartet though, with the same report claiming they are hoping for as much as £40million should all four decide be moved on.

Luckily for Benitez, owner Mike Ashley has instructed managing director Lee Charnley that the Spaniard is allowed to reinvest the money from any player sales.

Daryl Janmaat celebrates scoring the fifth goal for Newcastle

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