Transfer diary: Callum Wilson set for new Newcastle deal, Wolves win Morgan Gibbs-White fight after £35m bid from Nottingham Forest, Everton, Fulham and West Ham striker


Newcastle striker Callum Wilson is set to sign a bumper new contract to usher him into the veteran phase of his career.

Wilson, 31 in February, has become the focal point of Eddie Howe’s Saudi-backed St James’ Park revolution.

Wilson wants to extend his stay at Newcastle
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The England international, who hopes to crush Gareth Southgate’s World Cup side, has already started talks about extending his contract, which expires in 2024.

Former Bournemouth star Wilson is so settled in the North East that he recently moved his family from their base on the South Coast.

Newcastle boss Howe is still hoping to bring in another striker before the transfer window closes, but that would be to compliment and provide support for Wilson.

WOLVES WIN FIGHT TO KEEP MIDFIELD ACE

Wolves appear to have won their battle to keep Morgan Gibbs-White – but he is still reluctant to sign a new contract.

Many Wolves fans were stunned when Molineux’s outfit rejected an offer from Nottingham Forest worth £35m.

Transfer diary: Callum Wilson set for new Newcastle deal, Wolves win Morgan Gibbs-White fight after £35m bid from Nottingham Forest, Everton, Fulham and West Ham striker
Gibbs-White was requested this summer
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Forest were considering making an even bigger offer but now appear to have accepted Wolves’ position that the England Under-21 international is not for sale this window.

That could change in January if Gibbs-White still hasn’t committed his long-term future as the 22-year-old will be in the final 18 months of his current deal.

Wolves will hope snubbing the chance to cash in will convince Gibbs-White that he is an integral part of their plans after spending last season on loan at Sheffield United.

talkSPORT also understands Wanderers have cooled their interest in signing Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi.

JAN NOT SHOULD LEAVE LEICESTER

Leicester’s struggles to move on their deadwood is illustrated by defender Jannik Vestergaard’s desire to stay.

Vestergaard was left out of manager Brendan Rodgers’ squad for last weekend’s 2-2 draw with Brentford after being told he could leave.

Transfer diary: Callum Wilson set for new Newcastle deal, Wolves win Morgan Gibbs-White fight after £35m bid from Nottingham Forest, Everton, Fulham and West Ham striker
Vestergaard is expected to stay at Leicester
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But talkSPORT can reveal the giant Danish centre-back has rejected offers from at least two clubs, including a newly promoted side.

Trying to move unwanted players like Vestergaard and Boubakary Soumare is another headache for Rodgers, with substitute goalkeeper and free agent Alex Smithies his only summer signing.

DIENG IN DEMAND WITH PREM CLUBS

Senegalese Marseille striker Bamba Dieng is at the center of a transfer rush involving a host of Premier League clubs.

Dieng’s agent has spent the past few weeks desperately drumming up interest in the £15m-rated Dieng.

While Newcastle sources have backed away from a move for the versatile 22-year-old, both Fulham and Everton are said to be in talks.

West Ham are also monitoring Dieng’s situation as David Moyes prepares for the busy final three weeks of the window.


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