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Newcastle remain keen on signing Anthony Elanga this summer

Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe wants to bolster his right-wing options this summer and remains keen on Nottingham Forest star Anthony Elanga, according to The Athletic.

The Toons will reportedly allocate a significant portion of their transfer budget to the position, with Miguel Almiron expected to leave for Saudi Arabia soon.

Newcastle also sold Yankuba Minteh to Brighton & Hove Albion to balance their books amid fears they would breach the Premier League’s Profitability and Sustainability Rules (PSR).

Elanga remains the top target for Newcastle after his impressive performances last season. The young winger notched five goals and contributed nine assists (14 big chances created), playing a pivotal role in Forest’s fight against relegation.

The 22-year-old’s hard running style will fit nicely with Howe’s philosophy. He is a constant threat on the flanks and works hard defensively, which the manager appreciates.

However, Forest are not inclined to sell Elanga after only one season at the City Ground. They just signed him from Manchester United for around £15 million, and he has a deal that runs till 2028, putting the Tricky Trees in a strong negotiating position.

Other names reportedly discussed by Newcastle include Noni Madueke of Chelsea and West Ham United’s Jarrod Bowen.

Madueke blew hot and cold for Chelsea last term, but he is a promising youngster with bags of potential.

He is a superb dribbler but still needs to add more end-product to his game (five goals and two assists in 23 Premier League appearances last season).

Chelsea could be open to selling after signing several right-wing options over the past year, making a deal likely.

However, considering his experience, consistency, and output, Bowen is the better option.

The West Ham forward delivered 16 goals and six assists (12 big chances created) last term, featuring on the right wing and at centre-forward.

Bowen has been a long-term target for the Magpies, but his price tag could prove a sticking point for any deal.

The right-wing is a clear area of focus for Newcastle, with the club determined to find the perfect piece to complement their attacking options.

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