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Newcastle transfer news: Watford have rejected Joao Pedro's £17.5m bid as the Magpies target Chelsea's Conor Gallagher.transfer center news

Watford have rejected a £17.5m bid for forward Joao Pedro from Newcastle United.

sky sports news Watford’s stance understands that 20 is not for sale.

Pedro has started all three of the club’s championship games this season, scoring the winner in the opening match against Sheffield United.

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Joao Pedro leads Watford against Sheffield United

The Brazilian joined the Hornets from Fluminense in January 2020 after the club was relegated from the Premier League.

However, Watford were relegated again last season, with Pedro scoring just three goals and providing one assist in 28 league games.

Newcastle poised for Gallagher transfer

Newcastle could be one of the clubs interested in Conor Gallagher if he can sign him from Chelsea before the deadline.

Gallagher has so far been involved in Thomas Tuchel’s first-team plans and has come off the bench. super sundae Draw with Tottenham.

But if Chelsea succeed in signing Frenkie De Jong from Barcelona and Mason Mount and Jorginho are in good form, the midfield position could be more premium.

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Mateo Kovacic hasn’t returned from injury and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who was brought in as a right midfielder against Tottenham, is also an option. N’Golo Kante missed Sunday’s London derby with a hamstring injury.

Strengthening midfield has become a more pressing issue for Newcastle after Jonjo Shelvey suffered a serious injury on the opening day of the season against Nottingham Forest.

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Eddie Howe has been chasing James Madison, but with Leicester not wanting to sell and refusing multiple bids, Gallagher could be seen as an attractive alternative target.

Newcastle also have an interest in Chelsea striker Armando Bloha this summer, who has yet to leave Stamford Bridge on loan if he signs another striker like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. may be permitted.

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Newcastle manager Eddie Howe says the club are not close to signing new players at the moment

As such, communication lines between clubs are expected to remain open between now and the deadline, as a late flurry of activity could open more doors for the Magpies.

Newcastle co-owner Amanda Stavely was a guest at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

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