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 have been linked with appointing Ivan Bravo.
Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers were linked with the 21-year-old last summer.
Tottenham Hotspur booked a Europa League spot on Wednesday night.
Tottenham Hotspur won 3-1 against CSKA Moscow at Wembley yesterday.
Leicester City rejected numerous approaches from West Bromwich Albion.
Arsenal will want to beware Real Madrid and Bayern Munich...
West Ham United and Liverpool are fighting at opposite ends of the Premier League table and clash at Anfield this weekend.
The CSKA Moscow midfielder is due to face Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley on Wednesday.
Ahead of West Bromwich Albion's trip to Chelsea, we take a look at the last five meetings between the two sides.
West Ham United are currently in 17th place in the Premier League table.
Welcome to this evening's transfer round-up. This edition features 'Sporting CP's William Carvalho interesting Chelsea?' and 'Florian Thauvin still interesting Lazio?' plus more, so delve in below.
HITC Sport understands that talks are continuing with Fulham
Sadio Mane says Manchester United wanted him along with Liverpool.