Five easy transfers Newcastle United can complete as unofficial transfer deadline day looms

With Newcastle United's profit and sustainability audit looming large, the Magpies are unlikely to make a huge splash in the transfer market before that unofficial June 30 deadline.

The Magpies can only have a maximum loss of £105million over a three-year cycle and the club are working hard to present a healthy balance as the Premier League approaches its annual look at each team's finances.

Newcastle are keen to move players off their wage bill and have reluctantly decided they are willing to let teenage winger Yankuba Minteh, who impressed on loan at Dutch giants Feyenoord last season, move on this summer.

Their attempts to recoup a sizeable fee for the Gambian international before Sunday's deadline have so far proven futile but shows the Magpies are keen to offload him quickly amid interest from the likes of Lyon, Marseille, Liverpool and Everton.

As such, Newcastle's spending is not likely to ramp up until that health check has been and gone so they are unlikely to spend huge sums of money between now and the weekend.

However, there are some free transfers and cheap deals they can pursue in that time and Chronicle Live has taken a look at some of those options available to the Magpies.

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David De Gea

The former Manchester United goalkeeper has been a free agent for a full year now but there was talk of him joining Newcastle in January after Nick Pope was ruled out for four months with injury.

The former Spain international's wage demands were thought to be high then, though, and after so long out of the game, he would have to lower those demands for Newcastle to even consider a move this summer.

John Ruddy

Ruddy has announced he is leaving Birmingham City after deciding to opt for pastures new rather than face a season in League One with the Blues.

The 37-year-old former England international was believed to have been offered to Newcastle earlier this month as reported by Chronicle Live on June 15.

Ruddy would provide extra competition for Pope and Martin Dubravka with Mark Gillespie also staying on for another season after being granted an extension.

The former Norwich City and Wolves goalkeeper made 44 appearances in the Championship last season but could not prevent the Blues from being relegated to League One.

Mario Hermoso

The Spanish international defender is set to leave Atletico Madrid this summer and is available on a free transfer. He has been linked with a move to Aston Villa, as well as Italian giants Napoli and Inter Milan.

Hermoso, 29, has been a regular under Diego Simeone since signing from Espanyol in 2019 but is keen to embark on a new challenge this summer with Newcastle known to be in the market for a centre-half.

Yusuf Yazici

The Turkey international can play anywhere across the attacking midfield and scored 12 goals in all competitions for Lille last season as they secured qualification to next season's Champions League.

Having failed to establish himself at the French club initially, spending seasons on loan at CSKA Moscow an Trabzonspor, the 27-year-old showed his talent this term ahead of leaving the club on a free transfer. A number of clubs are said to be interested in signing him this summer and it will be interesting to see if Newcastle join that list.

Miodrag Pivas

One deal Newcastle are expected to complete in the coming days is a move for Serbian teenager Miodrag Pivas. The 19-year-old was pictured outside of St James' Park and is expected to make the move from Serbian side FK Jedinstvo Ub imminently.

Pivas can play at the centre of defence, or midfield, and is expected to link up with Newcastle's under-21 squad initially.