Newcastle explore PSR boost Roy Keane loves after Gary Neville questioned Manchester United exit

Newcastle United have held discussions with Nottingham Forest over a potential move for former Manchester United winger Anthony Elanga.

The Magpies need to trade players to comply with profit and sustainability rules but are in the market for a new right winger this summer.

As such, they are trying to be creative in the transfer market and have floated both Yankuba Minteh and Elliot Anderson as possible players who can move in the other direction.

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Minteh only joined Newcastle last summer but after an impressive loan spell at Feyenoord, United would likely make a healthy profit on any sale of the teenage winger.

Similarly, as Anderson is an academy graduate, any money Newcastle make from his departure this summer would be noted as 'pure profit' on the club's financial accounts.

As such, a move for Elanga would solve a problem position for Newcastle, while also boosting their finance sheet amid greater scrutiny on clubs' spending.

Elanga, himself, only joined Nottingham Forest last summer from Manchester United and his departure from Old Trafford was slammed by former Red Devils captain Gary Neville.

"You have to question whether he’s better than some of the ones he’s left behind," Neville told Sky Sports.

"The money they’ve spent in wide areas. Sancho was £70-odd million, Antony £90m and Elanga gone!"

Neville's former Manchester United team-mate Roy Keane is also a fan of the Swedish international.

He said: “I like the fact he likes to run in behind. I love that desire. When they are sprinting behind you cause all sorts of problems, especially if you mix your game up, which he does well.”

Newcastle won't want to lose players of Anderson and Minteh's calibre. But, if the pay off of their departure is the arrival of the 22-year-old then it could well be a price worth paying.