Newcastle's transfer wish as two other names mentioned in talks with Nottingham Forest

Newcastle United are interested in signing Nottingham Forest star Anthony Elanga - and Yankuba Minteh and Elliot Anderson's names have both been floated in discussions.

Newcastle need to trade, but the Magpies are in the market for a right winger and Elanga impressed in both games against the Magpies last season. The rapid Sweden international set up two of Nottingham Forest's three goals in a 3-1 win at St James' Park and also found the back of the net in the return fixture at the City Ground a couple of months later.

ChronicleLive understands Minteh and Anderson have both been put to Nottingham Forest during initial talks between the clubs regarding Elanga. As much as Newcastle could include either player as a makeweight, the black-and-whites could generate sizable profit if a separate cash deal could be brokered. However, ChronicleLive understands talks are not yet advanced and Forest are not in a rush.

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Newcastle, in contrast, appear to be and the club's vulnerabilities in the market have been highlighted ahead of the end of the financial year. Liverpool were approached with a proposal for Anthony Gordon that was not right for the club and Chelsea made fresh contact with the Magpies regarding Alexander Isak on Friday. Both Isak and Gordon are happy at Newcastle, and Eddie Howe desperately does not want to lose his key players, but the timing of both these stories was rather telling.

Newcastle, like all Premier League clubs, are allowed to make losses of up to £105m over a rolling three-year period and Sunday marks the end of the current profit and sustainability cycle. Player trading is an obvious solution to create headroom.