Newcastle United transfer round up: Benitez determined to sign Jovetic as interest mounts in 4 Magpies players

Rafael Benitez, the Newcastle United manager looks on during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Newcastle United at John Smith's Stadium on August 20, 2017 in...

Rounding up Thursday's top transfer stories involving Newcastle United.

Willian of Chelsea FC holds off Stevan Jovetic of FC Internazionale during the International Champions Cup match between FC Internazionale and Chelsea FC at National Stadium on July 29,...Inter striker Stevan Jovetic (right)

Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez is determined to sign Inter Milan striker Stevan Jovetic, reports Tuttomercatoweb.

And it is claimed that despite the player's initial apprehension, the Spaniard will make a fresh approach for his signature this week.

Benitez has recently admitted the Magpies' remaining transfer business is dependent on outgoings, and there could be room for manoeuvre soon.

Emmanuel Riviere of  Newcastle in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and West Ham United at St James' Park on May 24, 2015 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...Newcastle striker Emmanuel Riviere

According to The Daily Mail, out of favour striker Emmanuel Riviere is in talks over a move to Nice.

And the Frenchman's exit could fall hot on the heels of that of Siem de Jong, who is reportedly set for a return to Ajax.

Transfer-listed left-back Achraf Lazaar could also be on the move, with Spanish side Real Betis the latest to be credited with interest, courtesy of The Chronicle.

Achraf Lazaar of Newcastle United in action during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Oxford United and Newcastle United at Kassam Stadium on January 28, 2017 in Oxford,...Newcastle defender Achraf Lazaar

Three Italian clubs are also said to be keen on rescuing the Moroccan from his Newcastle nightmare, which began last summer.

Meanwhile, another out-of-favour defender, Grant Hanley, is attracting further interest from the Championship, with Fulham joining a lengthy list of suitors, according to West London Sport.

And finally, The Sun reports that young Newcastle winger Yasin Ben El-Mhanni is attracting interest from Premier League sides Leicester and Brighton, along with Italian giants Napoli, after contract talks stalled.

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