Newcastle United transfer news: Sean Longstaff comments, Tiemoue Bakayoko future

Sean Longstaff of Newcastle United celebrates after scoring their second goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Burnley at St. James's Park, Newcastle on Tuesday...

Sean Longstaff is reportedly on Manchester United’s radar, while Newcastle United are claimed to be interested in Tiemoue Bakayoko of Chelsea.

Javier Hernandez of West Ham United battles for possession with Sean Longstaff of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Newcastle United at London...

Sean Longstaff comments

Newcastle United midfielder Sean Longstaff has said that he plans to stay at the club next season amid speculation that Manchester United want him.

According to The Sun, Premier League giants United are interested in signing Longstaff from Newcastle in the summer transfer window.

The Chronicle quotes Longstaff as saying: "I’m massively flattered to have my name even mentioned in those conversations but like I said, I’m 100% focused on Newcastle and trying to get fit and get back in the team here."

 

Positive news for Newcastle United

Longstaff is a very good and promising young midfielder, and he is a future star for Newcastle.

The 21-year-old midfielder showed this season what he is capable of, and his performances for Rafael Benitez’s side were very good.

The Englishman staying at St. James’ Park next season is certainly good news for Newcastle fans.

According to WhoScored, Longstaff made eight starts and one substitute appearance in the Premier League for Newcastle this season, scoring one goal in the process.

Tiemoue Bakayoko of AC Milan is challenged by Marcello Trotta (L) of Frosinone Calcio during the Serie A match between AC Milan and Frosinone Calcio at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on May 19,...

Tiemoue Bakayoko future

Newcastle have been linked with Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko in the summer transfer window.

According to The Chronicle, the Magpies are interested in signing the defensive midfielder.

It has been reported that Newcastle scouts watched the 24-year-old in action during his loan spell at AC Milan.

Bakayoko’s agent and brother, Abdoulaye, has suggested that the midfielder will stay at Chelsea next season.

Abdoulaye told L’Equipe, as translated by The Mirror: "There are some pretty interested clubs, quite big clubs that have enquired but we give priority to Chelsea.

”We already know there is the Champions League [at Chelsea] and we are looking for stability. Tiemoue has decided to stay there."

Stats

According to WhoScored, Bakayoko made 26 starts and five substitute appearances in Serie A for Milan this season, scoring one goal and providing one assist in the process.

Tiemoue Bakayoko of AC Milan looks on during the TIM Cup match between AC Milan and SS Lazio at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on April 24, 2019 in Milan, Italy.

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