Lazar Markovic and Manchester City's Aleksandar Kolarov were also adamant he move.
The Newcastle United manager has already been busy bringing in six new faces this summer.
Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan is set to sign for Middlesbrough.
The on-loan Hudderfield goalkeeper sent a nostalgic tweet to the Bournemouth new-boy.
Leeds United trained at Elland Road earlier today.
West Bromwich Albion have been linked with Mario Lemina.
Celtic drew 1-1 with Astana in the Champions League today.
The Leeds United CEO is very excited about Hadi Sacko.
Arsenal have also been linked with the Toulouse forward in recent days.
The Wales midfielder moved in a £13m deal last week,
Leeds United fans don't care that Pontus Jansson could be fit for this afternoon's clash with Barnsley.
Liverpool will welcome Roma to Anfield for the first leg of the Champions League semi-final clash on Tuesday.
Fans of Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers are furious at the moment.
The West Bromwich Albion ace would be a useful addition to the Newcastle United squad.
Could West Ham United's David Moyes take over from Brendan Rodgers at Celtic if he joins Arsenal?
Liverpool have received a huge bit of good news over Dejan Lovren.
Ibrox club Glasgow Rangers have been linked with Glenn Hoddle, and appointing him as the Gers manager would overshadow Brendan Rodgers’s arrival at Celtic in 2016.
Rangers manager Graeme Murty's future at Ibrox is in doubt.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp confirms Nathaniel Clyne setback.
Real Madrid have reportedly offered Isco to Liverpool as part of a potential deal to bring Mohamed Salah to the Bernabeu.
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Sadio Mane says Manchester United wanted him along with Liverpool.