Ritchie has been in-demand this summer as Newcastle look to sign some new attacking players. The Scotland international has already been linked with a move to former club Bournemouth while the Magpies were believed to be chasing Josh King.
But stories linking Ritchie with a move to Stoke City appear to be the flavour of the month in July. Reports had emerged that suggested Newcastle were in advanced negotiations with the Potters over a £15m switch this summer.
However, Chronicle Live
Matt Ritchie will never have to buy a pint in Newcastle again, if he is to leave. Been a huge part of our revival.— Alan Coleman (@AlanColeman86) July 2, 2018
It is true that Newcastle have considered selling Ritchie this summer as they continue to mull over deals for former loanee
Newcastle United have only seen Massadio Haidara leave the club this summer, while Martin Dubravka made his move to the club permanent following an impressive loan spell in the second half of last season.