Newcastle United transfer round up: Benitez turns to 'world class' Gulacsi; four clubs chase Woodman' and more

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez

A round up of Monday's transfer news involving Newcastle United.

Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez has moved on to RB Leipzig's Peter Gulacsi in his search to 'secure the services of a world-class goalkeeper', ESPN reports, citing its German sources.

Gulacsi, who impressed as Leipzig finished second in last season's Bundesliga campaign, previously worked with Benitez at Liverpool and the Spaniard is said to be a long-term admirer of the 27-year-old Hungarian.

Any move for Gulacsi could signal the departure of a current Newcastle goalkeeper, with four clubs in England and Scotland 'queuing up' to take Freddie Woodman on loan, according to The Chronicle.

GulacsiLeipzig's Peter Gulacsi

Peterborough United, Northampton Town and Bury are all said to want Woodman on a loan, along with Kilmarnock, where the England Under-21 international spent the second half of last season.

Strongly linked with a move to Newcastle over the weekend, Hull City's Sam Clucas is not a priority Magpies target and no approach has yet been made for him, The Chronicle reports.

It is claimed that Benitez still wants to add another goalkeeper, midfielder and most importantly, a striker, before strengthening in other areas.

That should then - but probably won't - put an end to speculation linking Newcastle with an immediate move for Liverpool's Sheyi Ojo, at least for the time being.

The winger's name continues to be associated with Benitez's side, who according to The Sun have again been told by Liverpool that it will cost them £10 million plus a buy-back clause to acquire Ojo - a reported loan target for several Championship clubs.

Picture Supplied by Action ImagesSporting's William Carvalho

But by that logic, the transfer of Sporting CP's William Carvalho could still be on the cards, after The Mirror again credited Newcastle with interest in the midfielder, as Arsenal reportedly prepare a £26.8 million bid.

We have our doubts, though, nevertheless.

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