Newcastle United's summer market plans are set to step up next week.

The Journal says inside the club there is a sense of anticipation around the return of Mike Ashley from Miami, where he has been holidaying for three weeks.

The United owner had been encouraging in a series of meetings before he left for North America, but they are still waiting for the green light before decisions are taken on a number of big issues - including which players will be allowed to go and whether to make offers on a number of targets that have been identified.

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