Lee Ryder

Lee Ryder

Lee Ryder is our chief sports writer and covers Newcastle United, including the first team, reserves and Academy. He has been with us since 2005.

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Dwight Gayle

Newcastle United believed to have stepped up interest in Dwight Gayle

Magpies have held an interest in Crystal Palace striker this summer and Gayle prepared to quit London in search of first team football

Alvaro Arbeloa of Spain

Newcastle United focused on other targets ahead of Real Madrid veteran

Rafa Benitez hoping for week of progress but Newcastle United play down links with ex-Liverpool star Álvaro Arbeloa

Newcastle's Manager Rafa Benitez

Why is it taking so long for Newcastle to make a transfer breakthrough?

Rafa Benitez is as anxious as fans to make a summer signing and hopes to have squad in place by July 1

Goalkeeper Tim Krul sits in goal whilst holding a ball during a Newcastle United Training session

Everton step up interest in Tim Krul as Newcastle face first real transfer window test of the summer

Tim Krul is wanted by long-term fan Ronald Koeman who is eyeing a new goalkeeper in the transfer market

Newcastle's football development manager Peter Beardsley looks on

Newcastle United and England legend Peter Beardsley shocked by Roy Hodgson

Newcastle United coach Peter Beardsley says he is 'amazed' that Roy Hodgson doesn't know his best XI

Florian Thauvin

Newcastle United transfers: Magpies name their price for Florian Thauvin

Reports in Italy say that Lazio will have to pay £15million for Newcastle United flop Florian Thauvin

Jamie Cobain

Newcastle United defender Jamie Cobain leaves to join Lee Clark at Kilmarnock

Newcastle United teenager Jamie Cobain heads north of the border in search of first team football after Magpies exit

Reading's Danny Williams celebrates

Newcastle United transfer news: Here is what is happening with Danny Williams

Danny Williams has been offered to a host of clubs including Newcastle but Magpies have not made an approach yet for US international

Newcastle Manager Rafa Benitez

Rafa Benitez knocked back huge offer from China after falling in love with Newcastle United fans

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez is putting finishing touches to his squad for season in Sky Bet Championship

Rafa Benitez congratulates Karl Darlow after the 1-0 win against Crystal Palace

Karl Darlow warns Newcastle every team will be treating trip to St James' 'like a cup final'

Newcastle United 'keeper Karl Darlow knows exactly how tough the Championship is after experiences with Nottingham Forest


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