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Euro Paper Talk: Newcastle chasing cut-price deal for Benfica striker with £103m exit clause

Goncalo Ramos Benfica

Newcastle United are chasing a £34million deal for a Benfica forward with a £103m release clause, while Friday’s Euro Paper Talk claims that Atletico Madrid are ready to swoop for a Tottenham defender.


Newcastle United could reportedly land promising Benfica forward Goncalo Ramos from Benfica for £34million this summer, despite his release clause being £103m.

Reports from Portugal claim that Benfica are ready to do business at that figure, having recently rejected a £25.7m offer for the player.

Record states there is also interest from recently promoted Nottingham Forest, plus clubs from France and Germany.

While that figure could be a little high for Forest, Benfica are hoping the price goes up if a bidding war ensues.

Super agent Jorge Mendes is leading the negotiations and will no doubt aim for the best deal possible.

The report adds that while Ramos has a release clause of €120 million (£103m) in his contract, Newcastle could actually get him for nearly £70m less.

German clubs can offer Ramos CL football

Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund have also shown an interest. And they hold a trump card over Newcastle – Champions League football.

Ramos made 17 starts and 12 substitute appearances in the league for Benfica last season. He scored seven goals and adding a single assist in that time.

The attacker also made four starts and three substitute appearances in the Champions League last term, netting once.


Emerson Royal and Matt Doherty celebrate for Tottenham Hotspur

Atletico Madrid are interested in signing Emerson Royal from Tottenham this summer. (Sky Sports)

Jose Mourinho’s Roma are dreaming of a move for Cristiano Ronaldo, if his time at Man Utd is up. (La Repubblica)

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has urged the club to replace Romelu Lukaku with Robert Lewandowski this summer. (ESPN)

Vinicius Jr has agreed a new contract with Real Madrid and will be putting pen to paper shortly. (AS)

Barcelona are preparing their new official bid for Robert Lewandowski. The striker’s priority has always been Barca, despite Chelsea and PSG approaches. (Fabrizio Romano)


Sporting Lisbon midfielder Matheus Nunes

Wolves are prepared to smash their transfer record to bring in Everton and Newcastle target Matheus Nunes from Sporting Lisbon.

PSG are ready to rekindle their interest in Ousmane Dembele, whose Barcelona contract talks are stalling. (Mundo Deportivo)

Juventus have improved their bid to Angel Di Maria, one-year contract plus an option for a further season. (Fabrizio Romano)

Inter have turned down an opening bid from PSG for Milan Skriniar for €50m. PSG wanted to include a player in the deal, but Inter are not interested. (Fabrizio Romano)

Saul Niguez is back at Atletico Madrid after a season on loan with Chelsea and is now a target for Roma. (Mundo Deportivo)

Multiple reports in Italy claim Kalidou Koulibaly and Napoli are back in negotiations to extend his contract. (Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli)


Alvaro Morata, Juventus, May 2022.

Spain striker Alvaro Morata is to stay at Atletico Madrid this summer after Juventus missed the specified time to make his loan move permanent. (Diario AS)

Fulham have submitted a £16million bid to sign Porto’s former Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic. (Record)

Juventus and Cagliari will hold a meeting to discuss Nahitan Nandez, Matteo Brunori and Filippo Ranocchia. (Calciomercato)

Pep Guardiola is in line to lose his assistant Juanma Lillo to Qatari outfit Al-Sadd. (Diario AS)

Barcelona youngster Arnau Comas has left the club after 12 years at the Nou Camp. (Football Espana)