Newcastle United on brink of record sale and open talks with international goalkeeper

Newcastle United have agreed what could turn into a record sale for Elliot Anderson to Nottingham Forest.

The fee could rise over £35million with the midfielder reluctantly leaving his boyhood club to join the City Ground outfit. Anderson is expected to sign a lucrative deal which could double his current earnings at St James' Park.

Forest threw Greek goalkeeper Odysseas Vlachodimos into talks between the two clubs on Sunday with the 30-year-old potentially arriving on Tyneside to provide competition for Nick Pope. He is understood to have undergone a medical with the Magpies and could sign on Monday.

That move would almost certainly see Martin Dubravka sold later this summer - those talks will take place after the Euros with Slovakia losing to England in the last 16.

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Vlachodimos has been capped 42 times by Greece and played on nine occasions for Forest last season conceding 19 goals. On what could be a busy day for United, there are still outgoing deals that could be done for Callum Wilson with the striker involved in talks with a Saudi Pro League club.

Anderson stressed last week that he wanted to stay and play for his place at Newcastle following interest from Wolverhampton Wanderers. However, after consideration and talks with his representatives the Whitley Bay lad moves south to Forest.

The exits of both Anderson and Yankuba Minteh, who is heading to Brighton & Hove Albion, to help present good financial figures ahead of Premier League checks.

CEO Darren Eales stated in January that Newcastle could be open to sales in 2024. He said then: "On any player, at any time, it depends on circumstances. It's difficult to hypothesis but, if we're offered £1bn for one of those players, then no-one could argue against that making sense.

"Any decision we make will always be against the backdrop of the medium to long-term benefit for the club. It's difficult to say specifically on certain players, but I can say that, if we're going to get to where we want to get to, at times it is necessary to trade your players."