Newcastle United transfer round up: Magpies 'unwilling' to meet 8-figure Perez fee; 'offer Hanley to Birmingham'

Rafael Benitez the manager of Newcastle United looks on during a pre-season friendly match between Preston North End and Newcastle United at Deepdale on July 22, 2017 in Preston, England.

A gathering of Monday's Newcastle United transfer rumours.

Newcastle United have been told it will cost them £13.4 million to sign Lucas Perez from Arsenal, according to The London Evening Standard.

However, it is claimed that after making contact with Arsene Wenger's side last week, the Magpies are not prepared to go that high and would prefer to take the Spaniard on loan.

Elsewhere, Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez has told The Chronicle there is nothing happening regarding the potential signing of Benfica midfielder Andreas Samaris.

Lucas Perez of Arsenal looks on during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium on January 28, 2017 in Southampton, England.Arsenal's Lucas Perez

And the Magpies are perhaps at risk of missing out on Samaris, who The Mirror reported on Monday is keen on a move to the Premier League and will not wait around for a transfer to Tyneside to materialise.

Onto outgoings now, and Newcastle have offered out-of-favour defender Grant Hanley to Birmingham City, according to The Chronicle.

Benitez brought in Florian Lejeune earlier in the window and is said to be keen to streamline his options, while Birmingham are understood to want to strengthen in the Scot's position.

The Spaniard will perhaps hope to be more successful than L'Equipe say he has been in his attempt to offload Massadio Haidara to Saint Etienne.

The French publication reports the left-back, who is surplus to requirements at Newcastle, has turned down Les Verts' contract proposal.

But the Magpies appear to be less desperate to dump Freddie Woodman, for whom Hearts have asked to take on loan according to The Chronicle, but are awaiting a response from St James' Park.

Grant Hanley of Newcastle United is challenged by Billy Waters of Cheltenham Town during the EFL Cup second round match between Newcastle United and Cheltenham Town at St. James' Park on...Newcastle United's Grant Hanley

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