Newcastle United fans are not experiencing the most exciting of summers with regards to the transfer window.

This time last year it was much the same, with club owner Mike Ashley failing to release significant funds for manager Rafael Benitez to spend in the market.

There seems to be a continuous sense of broken promises at St James’ Park when it comes to boardroom level.

The only activity that the Magpies have done so far is sign goalkeeper Martin Dubravka on a permanent deal, as well as recruit Ki-Sung yueng and Kenedy on a free transfer and loan respectively.

Questions have been raised over the future of Dwight Gayle following his disappointing season in front of goal.

The latest has come from The Chronicle’s chief Newcastle United writer Lee Ryder, who reported on Sunday that West Bromwich Albion have had a loan bid for the striker rejected.

The news comes amid rumours that the Magpies are keen to sign the Baggies’ Salomon Rondon.

In the copy, the loan offer for Gayle was described as “cheeky”, which has sparked a reaction from some Newcastle fans on Twitter.

They feel that since their own club are trying to get cheap deals themselves, it is slightly hypocritical to criticise a rival for doing similar.

Danielle Joynson