It's set to be quite a summer for Newcastle United.

That said, no one knows whether it'll be memorable for good reasons or bad.

The end of the Premier League season saw supporters filled with optimism as a big-money takeover of the club drew nearer.

That £300million deal from a Saudi-backed consortium, and fronted by Amanda Staveley, would have made the Magpies the richest side in England.

With ratification from the Premier League all that was needed, you can't blame supporters for feeling distraught at the fact that everything went wrong.

As a result of lengthy delays from the authorities, the buying party withdrew their interest - much to the fury of the Newcastle fans.

While speculation suggests that the deal to buy the club from Mike Ashley could be reignited, attention must now turn to strengthening in the transfer market.

Given Ashley's desire to sell the club it seems that Newcastle will only have a limited transfer budget in which to strengthen the squad.