Newcastle United transfer round up: Angel Correa 'discussed by Magpies board'; £6.5 million deal for Mikel Merino 'in place'

Angel Correa and Santiago Ascacibar of Argentina battle for the ball against Oliveira Sergio of Portugal during the Men's Group D first round match between Portugal and Argentina during...

Tuesday's top transfer news involving Newcastle United.

The Newcastle United board remain in talks over the possible arrivals of Lucas Perez and Angel Correa as the Magpies prepare to face Wolfsburg on Wednesday, according to The Chronicle.

The attacking pair, of Arsenal and Atletico Madrid respectively, are the latest to be linked with moves to St James' Park this summer, but this appears to be the first printed - and reliable - confirmation of United's interest in the latter.

Arsenal are said to want £13.4 million for Perez, for whom Newcastle would prefer a loan move (London Evening Standard), while Liverpool are claimed to have made a £25 million offer for Correa last month (AS).

Angel Martin Correa of Atletico de Madrid strikes the ball during the La Liga match between Club Atletico de Madrid and CA Osasuna at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 15, 2017 in Madrid,...Angel Martin Correa of Atletico de Madrid

But Correa may not be the only Madrid-based player on his way to Newcastle - not forgetting recent Magpies capture Javi Manquillo - with Lucas Vazquez open to leaving Atletico's rivals Real, whose manager Zinedine Zidane is willing to sanction his exit, according to AS.

Spanish football Journalist Pete Jenson last week told BBC Radio Five Live that Rafa Benitez's side are interested in the Spanish winger.

Sticking with the Iberian theme, The Chronicle reports that Mikel Merino will become a permanent Newcastle player once he's appeared 20 times for the Toon Army.

United are said to have already paid £2.7 million to take the 21-year-old on loan from Borussia Dortmund, and will cough up a further £6.5 million once he hits the above milestone.

According to The Chronicle, Newcastle are happy to loan young striker Ivan Toney to Wigan Athletic this coming campaign, after the Latics registered their interest.

Newcastle United's Welsh defender Paul Dummett (R) celebrates with Newcastle United's English striker Ivan Toney (L) after scoring Newcastle's  third goal during the English Premier League...Ivan Toney of Newcastle United

And finally, former Magpies Lomano Lua Lua could be set for a return to the northeast... with the region's second biggest club South Shields.

The 36-year-old was pictured training with the EvoStik League First Division North side on Monday, although it remains to be seen whether he will link up with them on a longer-term basis.

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