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Newcastle United transfer round up: Late moves on cards for Remy and Slimani as agent appears to rule out Praet move

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...

Friday's top transfer stories involving Newcastle United.

Loic Remy of Chelsea FC looks during the International Champions Cup match between Chelsea FC and FC Bayern Munich at National Stadium on July 25, 2017 in Singapore.Chelsea striker Loic Remy

Newcastle United are in talks to re-sign Loic Remy on loan from Chelsea, according to Sky Sports (16:05).

The French striker spent the 2013-14 season on Tyneside, scoring an impressive 14 goals in 26 Premier League appearances.

Should Remy return to Newcastle on a temporary basis, then Rafa Benitez's side would no longer be able to loan his Blues teammate Kenedy - or vice versa.

But the £12 million Chelsea signing is not the only Premier League striker on the Magpies' radar, with a late move for Leicester City's Islam Slimani being weighed up, according to The Mirror (10:32).

Islam Slimani of Leicester City and Jamie Murphy of Brighton and Hove Albion battle for possession during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Brighton and Hove Albion at...Leicester striker Islam Slimani

The Foxes are said to be willing to cash in on the Algerian, but only if they can 'recoup a large chunk' of the £29 million they paid for him last summer.

Elsewhere, the agent of reported Newcastle target Dennis Praet has told Foot Mercato the midfielder intends to stay with Sampdoria.

"It's true that we had contacts with Marseille about Dennis," he said. "He was interested. He is one of the most important players for Sampdoria, who want to keep him for the next season. They feel that this season, he will be very important. If he gets a good year, I think it will be time to go to another club."

Dennis Praet (Sampdoria) in action  during the Serie A match between UC Sampdoria and Benevento Calcio at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on August 20, 2017 in Genoa, Italy.Sampdoria midfielder Dennis Praet

Sticking with Italy, Newcastle have turned down enquiries from Hellas Verona and Cagliari to loan Aleksandar Mitrovic, according to The Chronicle.

It is claimed United see no benefit to loaning out the Serbian striker.

And finally, striker Emmanuel Riviere and defender Stuart Findlay have left St James' Park for Metz and Kilmarnock, on loan, respectively.

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