Newcastle United transfer round-up: Hanley signs; Wijnaldum and Sissoko to be replaced; and more

Grant Hanley celebrates after scoring the third goal for Blackburn

A select round-up of all the day's transfer news surrounding the Magpies.

Grant Hanley celebrates after scoring the third goal for Blackburn

Newcastle United have finally finally completed the signing of Blackburn Rovers captain Grant Hanley on a five-year deal for a fee of around £5.5 million.

The 24-year-old joins after a third bid was accepted by Rovers and becomes the Magpies sixth signing of the summer, joining fellow centre-back recruit Isaac Hayden at St. James' Park.

After putting pen to paper, Hanley, who has four years of Championship experience with his former club, admitted that the move was too good to turn down.

Meanwhile, the Chronicle claim that they are expecting Rafael Benitez to replace both Moussa Sissoko and Georginio Wijanldum once the pair complete their exits.

Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates after scoring the first goal for Newcastle

Liverpool and Newcastle have finally agreed upon a fee for Georginio Wijnaldum, with the Liverpool Echo reporting that the Reds will pay £23 million up front with an extra £2 million in add-ons.

The Dutch midfielder will undergo a medical at Melwood on Friday ahead of putting pen to paper with the Merseyside club.

However, another protracted exit saga rumbles on, as Moussa Sissoko is now thought to be interesting Italian giants Juventus and Ronald Koeman's Everton.

Newcastle's Moussa Sissoko in action with Tottenham's Jan Vertonghen

The Chronicle claims that Juve see the French international as a potential replacement for his international teammate Paul Pogba should the former Manchester United man leave Turin this summer, while Koeman is thought to have identified him as a prime target.

Sissoko is not due back at pre-season training until 1 August, just four days before the start of the Championship season, and his exit seems only a matter of time.

Florian Thauvin's exit from St. James' Park has been taken as a given this summer, but it appears he could be set for a surprise stay on Tyneside.

That's if one fan is to be believed, with a Magpies supporter posting a picture of himself with the Frenchman on Twitter and claiming that the player had assured him that he will be a Newcastle player this season, as reported by the Chronicle.

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