Fabrizio Romano on Wednesday, June 22 2022

Transfer latest: Minamino poised to join Monaco, Pope heading to Newcastle

Manchester United in talks for Watford keeper BachmannDerby teenager Malcolm Ebiowei agrees to join Crystal PalaceTakumi Minamino is poised to leave Liverpool for Monaco after the clubs agreed a fee of €15m (£12.9m) plus up to €3m in add-ons for the Japan forward.Minamino has accepted personal terms

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Fabrizio Romano, Jacob Steinberg and Will Unwin on Wednesday, June 15 2022

Nottingham Forest want Manchester United’s Dean Henderson on loan

Talks held over loan with option to buy keeper for about £20mWest Ham concerned by Newcastle interest in Alphonse AreolaNottingham Forest have opened talks with Manchester United with a view to signing Dean Henderson on loan with the option to buy the goalkeeper for about £20m.Points of negotiation

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Observer editorial on Sunday, June 12 2022

The Observer view on Saudi Arabia’s ‘rebel’ golf tournament | Observer editorial

The brutal regime has got sportswashing down to a tee, and the west is more than willing to be its caddieNot everyone wants to watch a bunch of fading stars wearing tasteless checked trousers knock a little white object around a golf course. Strange, too, that Saudi Arabia is paying “rebel” players

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Fabrizio Romano on Thursday, June 2 2022

Newcastle agree initial £25.6m deal to buy striker Hugo Ekitike from Reims

Rüdiger ‘super excited’ after completing Real Madrid moveLyon hopeful of landing Arsenal striker Lacazette on free Newcastle are closing in on the signing of the striker Hugo Ekitike after Reims accepted an offer of €30m (£25.6m) plus up to €5m in add-ons. A deal for a player they first targeted in

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PA Media on Monday, May 30 2022

Newcastle finally strike deal with Brighton for Dan Ashworth to join club

Ashworth to take sporting director role at St James’ ParkHe quit Brighton in February with compensation now agreedDan Ashworth is to become Newcastle’s sporting director after the club finally got their man. Amanda Staveley’s 80% Saudi-backed consortium identified the former Football Association tec

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Paul MacInnes on Wednesday, May 25 2022

Labour pushes government to ‘come clean’ over involvement in Newcastle takeover

Minister for investment made contact with league over Saudi bidBoris Johnson had said the government ‘was not involved’The Labour party has challenged the government to “come clean” over its involvement in the Saudi Arabian-led takeover of Newcastle United.Ministers should be honest about the extent

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Exclusive by David Conn on Tuesday, May 24 2022

Revealed: government did encourage Premier League to approve Newcastle takeover

Extensive efforts made to encourage Saudi-led buyoutPrime minister has said government had no role at any pointBoris Johnson’s government worked for months to encourage the Premier League to approve the controversial Saudi Arabia-backed takeover of Newcastle United, a Guardian investigation can reve

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Jonny Weeks on Monday, May 23 2022

Premier League 2021-22 review: the season’s best photos

Our photo editor selects his favourite frames – including epic celebrations, crunching tackles and a bizarre banner featuring the ‘Moyesiah’This season we’ve received more than 800,000 Premier League pictures from staff, agency and freelance photographers. Here are some of the most emotive, arrestin

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Will Unwin at Turf Moor on Sunday, May 22 2022

Burnley relegated from Premier League after Wilson sparks Newcastle win

As at various points in the final months of the season, Burnley had hope of beating the drop throughout these 90 minutes. Newcastle’s goal was besieged in the final stages in search of survival after Maxwel Cornet’s strike. An equaliser might have been the cruellest event considering Leeds’s late wi

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Observer fans' network on Sunday, May 22 2022

Premier League 2021-22 fans’ verdicts, part two: Liverpool to Wolves

Fans review the season with one game to play: the stars, the flops and the moments that made them smilePart one: Arsenal to LeicesterWhat a season this has been. And still is. We go into the last day with a chance of the title, the Carabao and FA Cups already in the cupboard, and the Champions Leagu

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on Friday, May 20 2022

Burnley v Newcastle: match preview

The success of Bunley’s season has come right down to the wire. They are level on points with Leeds on 35 but are 17th and safe at present thanks to their vastly superior goal difference. Mike Jackson’s side have a differential of 20 in their favour so their fate is very much in their own hands. Win

PA Media on Tuesday, May 17 2022

Newcastle’s new owners inject £168m into club, latest accounts reveal

Ex-owner Mike Ashley is paid back his £107m loanClub were in relegation danger before Saudi-backed takeoverNewcastle’s new owners have pumped in £167.9m since their arrival, the club’s latest financial statement has revealed.Figures for the 11 months to 30 June 2021, during which Mike Ashley was sti

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Nick Ames at St James' Park on Tuesday, May 17 2022

Granit Xhaka claims some Arsenal teammates lack ‘balls to play’ after loss

Defeat at St James’ Park leaves top-four hopes slipping awayXhaka: ‘If you’re not ready for this game, stay at home’A seething Granit Xhaka laid into his Arsenal teammates after their disastrous defeat at Newcastle and said they did not “have the balls to play” as their Champions League hopes all bu

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Andy Brassell at St James' Park on Monday, May 16 2022

Arsenal are washed away as resurgent Newcastle ride wave of fan fervour | Andy Brassell

For the second successive match Mikel Arteta’s players were knocked out of their stride by a raucous home crowdAfter a season of gentle optimism, global improvement and reasons to believe, it felt as if it was all going to come down to this. The question was if Mikel Arteta’s best José Mourinho impr

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Michael Butler on Monday, May 16 2022

Newcastle 2-0 Arsenal: Premier League – as it happened

Arsenal were miserable in defeat, which means they now need Spurs to lose at Norwich if the Gunners want to finish fourth10 min: Wilson spearheads the next Newcastle atttack. The home side are bossing this, but the striker is just offside as he breaks into the plentiful space between Arsenal’s back

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Nick Ames at St James' Park on Monday, May 16 2022

Bruno Guimarães caps Newcastle win to leave Arsenal’s top-four hopes in tatters

At the end Mohamed Elneny, Ben White, Martin Ødegaard and Aaron Ramsdale all sank to their knees, while most of their teammates gazed vacantly with hands on hips. Mikel Arteta completed his formalities in short order before disappearing down the tunnel, knowing Arsenal’s Champions League prospects h

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Barry Glendenning on Monday, May 16 2022

The Fiver | Arsenal and a top-four tilt that could be derailed by the thick end of £100m

Like this? Forward it to your friend(s) and they can sign up hereThe good news for Arsenal before Monday’s match against Newcastle at St James’ Park is that the battle for fourth place – and the lucrative Big Cup spot that comes with it – is in their own hands. Of course, this being Arsenal, it coul

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on Saturday, May 14 2022

Newcastle v Arsenal: match preview

Another away game in front of a packed and passionate crowd is not, it is safe to say, what Mikel Arteta wanted four days after the wounding defeat at Tottenham and with Champions League qualification on the line. But that is all the time the Arsenal manager has to sort out a team that barely got go

Paul MacInnes on Friday, May 13 2022

Newcastle kit sharing Saudi colours would be sportswashing, Amnesty says

Leaked images suggest white and green away kit next seasonNewcastle appoint chief executive of Saudi golf to their boardNewcastle United wearing the colours of Saudi Arabia’s national football side on their away shirt next season would be “clear evidence” of sportswashing by the Gulf regime, Amnesty

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