The 58 players already linked to a Newcastle transfer

Carlo Garganese

Newcastle United are set to become arguably the richest club in the world following the Premier League-approved takeover of the side by a Saudi Arabian-led consortium.

The Premier League team will be owned 80 per cent by Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) in a consortium led by businesswoman Amanda Staveley.

With Newcastle’s new owners worth a staggering €260 billion, the Premier League outfit could be set to splash the cash in a way never ever seen before in football.

This has led to an unprecedented number of transfer reports and rumours in the last few days, as the media went crazy with stories over who Newcastle will or could sign.

Below are 58 players from around Europe that have been linked to Newcastle by national media outlets in the last three days alone.

This illustrates just how insane the transfer rumour mill can be – and why we should take many of these links with a pinch of salt.

Yes, Newcastle will have a lot of money to spend. But the large majority of stories on these players alone have been completely fabricated or exaggerated simply because the Saudi-led takeover is such big news now.

WHO WILL NEWCASTLE SIGN? EVERY PLAYER LINKED TO CLUB

PREMIER LEAGUE

Raheem Sterling (Man City)

John Stones (Man City)

Harry Kane (Tottenham)

Dele Alli (Tottenham)

Paul Pogba (Man Utd)

Jesse Lingard (Man Utd)

Anthony Martial (Man Utd)

Donny van de Beek (Man Utd)

Eric Bailly (Man Utd)

Dean Henderson (Man Utd)

Timo Werner (Chelsea)

Hakim Ziyech (Chelsea)

Ross Barkley (Chelsea)

Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea)

Conor Gallacher (Chelsea)

Zero chance of Salah joining but that doesn't stop the reports

Zero chance of Salah joining but that doesn't stop the reports

Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool)

Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal)

Jamie Vardy (Leicester)

Wesley Fofana (Leicester)

Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace)

Declan Rice (West Ham)

Kalvin Phillips (Leeds)

James Tarkowski (Burnley)

Max Aarons (Norwich)

LA LIGA

Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona)

Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona)

Clement Lenglet (Barcelona)

Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)

Eden Hazard (Real Madrid)

Mikel Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad)

Nabil Fekir (Real Betis)

SERIE A

Federico Chiesa (Juventus)

Matthijs De Ligt (Juventus)

Paulo Dybala (Juventus)

Adrien Rabiot (Juventus)

Aaron Ramsey (Juventus)

Weston McKennie (Juventus)

Alessandro Bastoni (Inter)

Stefan de Vrij (Inter)

Zero chance of Chiesa joining but that doesn't stop the reports

Zero chance of Chiesa joining but that doesn't stop the reports

Marcelo Brozovic (Inter)

Alexis Sanchez (Inter)

Franck Kessie (AC Milan)

Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli)

Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli)

Robin Gosens (Atalanta)

Joakim Maehle (Atalanta)

LIGUE 1

Kylian Mbappe (PSG)

Keylor Navas (PSG)

Mauro Icardi (PSG)

Georginio Wijnaldum (PSG)

Boubacar Kamara (Marseille)

BUNDESLIGA

Erling Haaland (Dortmund)

Zero chance of Haaland joining but that doesn't stop the reports

Zero chance of Haaland joining but that doesn't stop the reports

Jude Bellingham (Dortmund)

Niklas Sule (Bayern Munich)

REST OF WORLD

Mesut Ozil (Fenerbahce)

Alfredo Morelos (Rangers)

Glen Kamara (Rangers)