Reports in Australia credit Newcastle with an interest in signing Huddersfield’s midfielder Aaron Mooy.

The World Game website claim the Magpies are one of a number of clubs hoping to keep the Australian in the Premier League next season.

Mooy signed for the Terriers in 2017 having had a successful loan spell at the club.

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Relegation from the Premier League means Huddersfield were always likely to cash in on their star man.

The report claims that the Yorkshire side were demanding £40 million for Mooy, but adds that realistic heads have prevailed, with the asking price apparently reduced to around £15m.

Even at the lower price, it is difficult to believe that Newcastle will pay that for a 28-year-old player.

Newcastle’s transfer policy will remain as long as Ashley owns the club

As long as Mike Ashley remains in the owner’s seat, the under-25 transfer remit will stay in place.

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Mooy is someone that has been linked with Newcastle before, with Rafa Benitez said to be a fan of the Aussie. So if the alleged takeover happens, and the transfer policy is scrapped, then who knows?

But even then it seems a long-shot, with many exuberant Newcastle fans hoping their team will have bigger plans if a new owner is installed.

Newcastle United are currently in stasis, with takeover talk seeming to have brought a halt to Rafa’s transfer talks, and any transfers are similarly on the back burner.

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There needs to be some movement on the manager’s position, before all the list of targets have moved on.

For now though, it would seem more likely that the midfielder will end up elsewhere, with Wolves, West Ham, Watford, Southampton and Leicester also mentioned.

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