Nine Newcastle United stars at risk of summer exits amid transfer spending fears

Newcastle United are looking to bolster their ranks this summer but know exits are necessary to balance the books on Tyneside. The Magpies have profit and sustainability rules [PSR] to abide by and have spent heavily in recent summers, while recouping fees for only a handful of first-team stars leaving Eddie Howe's dressing room.

Premier League spending rules have frustrated many clubs in recent months, including Newcastle, but continue to rear their head and make outgoings essential to ensure top flight sides do not incur losses of over £105m over three seasons. Howe wants to keep the bulk of his St James' Park dressing room together but knows he may have no other choice but to offload some fan-favourites.

Newcastle have no interest in allowing Bruno Guimaraes and Alexander Isak to leave, despite the fact selling either player would allow the club to reinvest heavily in a number of different positions. Instead, they will likely entertain offers for a whole host of other first-team assets as a mini revamp unfolds.

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Vice-captain Kieran Trippier is one key member of the dressing room who is potentially up for grabs as he enters the last year of his deal on Tyneside. The right-back was pursued by Bayern Munich in January and similar interest, with an offer of £10m to £15m, will likely be enough to make Newcastle bosses sit up and consider his exit.

Callum Wilson is another experienced member of Howe's squad who is approaching the end of his current contract and ranks as a potential sellable option. Injury issues plagued the forward's campaign and debates have subsequently emerged as to whether Newcastle need a more reliable backup to Isak.

No one is doubting Wilson's ability after 10 goals in 26 fixtures this term but the striker missed more matches than he played as various problems emerged across the campaign. At 32-years-old there is potential for one last payday if Wilson desires it - but Howe has also expressed his desire to keep the hitman at St James' Park.

Arguably Newcastle's most sellable first-team pro is Miguel Almiron - purely because you can see the wide man fetching a decent fee in the summer market. The Paraguayan attracted lucrative interest from Saudi Arabia in January and has recently been touted in the direction of newly-promoted Ipswich Town.

Almiron wasn't keen on a move away from Tyneside earlier this year but with a contract running until 2026 and a good chance of attracting a sizeable amount, Newcastle's PSR fears would ease dramatically shifting the attacker off the books.

Others who would be at risk, should a substantial offer emerge, are the homegrown players whose sales would constitute as 'pure profit' in Financial Fair Play terms. Should Sean Longstaff, Lewis Miley or Elliot Anderson, three of Newcastle's homegrown academy graduates, catch the eye of potential suitors, it will be interesting to see whether the club feel they are being bounced into letting one of their own leave St James' Park to meet the spending rules of the day.

Miley and Anderson are fresh faces with bright futures ahead of them, most likely at Newcastle. It is unlikely any rival Premier League clubs will come in to attempt to secure their services this summer.

Longstaff was a target for Leeds United until their promotion hopes fell flat, while champions Leicester City have been linked with a summer move for the central midfielder. Howe trusts the local lad wholeheartedly but the midfield looks stacked with Sandro Tonali poised to return.

Elsewhere, Matt Targett could depart given his hefty salary and the fact he has fallen down the pecking order after his latest injury setback. The left-back will have plenty of suitors further down the division.

Question marks linger over whether Yankuba Minteh has a future on Tyneside. Howe wants to have a look at the Gambian international in pre-season, while Feyenoord want a loan extension. Supporters are itching to see Minteh in action but he is another who could make way to bring in added financial resources.

Martin Dubravka is another star who could leave but the goalkeeper is unlikely to attract a substantial fee given his age.