By Harry Sykes
Newcastle are keen to sign three more attacking players before the transfer window shuts, according to a reliable club journalist.
Chronicle chief sports writer Lee Ryder has revealed on his personal Twitter account that the Magpies have an interest in Brighton wide man Anthony Knockaert and they are also “looking at a couple of strikers”.
Ryder added that the transfer business of Newcastle, who have so far brought in six players for a total of £36million, is “far from done”.
#NUFC have an interest in Anthony Knockaert of Brighton. United also looking at a couple of strikers at the moment. Business far from done.
— Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) July 29, 2016
The Argus claimed earlier on Friday that Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez is a big admirer of Knockaert, and is willing to shell out in the region of £6million to £10million after already having an offer rejected.
The Magpies have been the Championship’s biggest spenders this summer but have already sold senior pair Georginio Wijnaldum and Andros Townsend for £25million and £13million respectively.
There is also a growing likelihood that Moussa Sissoko will leave, with the France international a £35million target for Real Madrid, while the likes of Florian Thauvin, Chieck Tiote and Daryl Janmaat could still leave.
Benitez has brought in Premier League stars Matt Ritchie and Dwight Gayle for around £10million each, goalkeeper Matz Sels, centre-back Grant Hanley, right-back Jesus Gamez, and midfield enforcer Isaac Hayden.
In other Newcastle transfer news, this journalist has given an update on four players as Benitez conducts a mass St. James’ Park exodus.