Sandro Tonali in bizarre AC Milan return link, Yankuba Minteh wanted and Chris Rigg call

Sandro Tonali was sensationally linked with AC Milan today in the pages of Italian newspapers but Newcastle United remain silent on the matter.

The Italy midfielder - who will soon be back from a 10-month ban for illegal betting in his home country - is spoken about in a potential swap deal in Calcio Mercato with England centre-back Fikayo Tomori coming in the other direction. Newcastle have invested a lot of time and money in the £55million man and the initial plan is for Tonali to have a strong pre-season ahead of his comeback date on August 31 against Tottenham Hotspur.

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Newcastle have looked at Tomori before of course but losing Tonali after he's barely made an impact on Tyneside, with fans chanting his name in anticipation of a return, makes little sense.

Yankuba Minteh

The Gambia international is due back at Benton in early July after a successful loan stint with Feyenoord last season. The 19-year-old scored 13 goals for club and country and many Toon fans are keen on getting a glimpse of him in pre-season.

Sky Germany are reporting if new boss Nuri Sahin can't extend Jadon Sancho's stay at Signal Iduna Park - or if Donyell Malen or Karim Adeyemi leave - then Dortmund will go after a permanent deal for Minteh.

Chris Rigg

The Sunderland teenager is celebrating his 17th birthday on Tuesday and is now eligible to sign a professional deal. Newcastle have been interested in the central midfielder and made moves to try to sign him at certain stages.

With Borussia Dortmund also thought to be interested along with Man City and Chelsea, his future will be decided soon. The talk on Wearside is that Rigg is waiting to see who is appointed head coach at the Stadium of Light before committing to the deal that is on the table for him.

Interested clubs could agree a deal in which they only have to pay the Black Cats compensation.

Bruno Guimaraes

As the time ticks down towards the end of this month and the end of Bruno's £100m release clause window, no side has even made a serious enquiry for the Brazil international's services. That does not means there isn't interest but it seems nobody is willing to pay the asking price for the ex-Lyon star.

ESPN have also tipped Man City to have a "quiet" window meaning he is unlikely to make the switch to Newcastle's Premier League rivals this summer.