Manager Steve Bruce has been speaking about Allan Saint-Maximin, understandably telling reporters that he does not want to lose the Frenchman and does not even want to have the conversation.
However, it is a conversation he may eventually have to have if reports are to be believed.
Can Newcastle afford to lose Saint-Maximin?
According to CalcioMercato, both Chelsea and Liverpool are interested in the 24-year-old and are plotting to make a move next year.
Asked if selling Saint-Maximin could leave the Magpies in trouble, Palmer told TIF:
“They’re always in big trouble from season to season. You know, the job Steve Bruce has done there is fantastic, keeping them up.
“You don’t want to lose your best players, but obviously when you’re a club at the level that Newcastle are at the moment, then your best players are always going to be linked away from the club.
“So yes, it’d be difficult to lose a player of his quality and it would be difficult if [Sean] Longstaff went to Everton.”
To lose him would be such a huge blow, so the Tyneside club really do need to do all they can to keep hold of him if the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool come knocking.