ITALIAN giants Juventus are planning another bid to land Tim Krul after the Newcastle United keeper recovers from his serious knee injury.

The Dutch international remains Juventus' choice to replace 38-year-old Gianluigi Buffon and they will make a move once he proves his fitness.

The Italian club cooled their interest in Krul, 28, when they were quoted a transfer fee of £20m two years ago.

But Newcastle have indicated they will now accept less than £4m for the keeper who would be free to leave for nothing when his current contract expires at the end of the season.

Juventus and several other interested clubs won't make a move this month, but are prepared to go for Krul during January's transfer window.

First, however, Krul has to make a successful comeback from the cruciate ligament injury he suffered last season. He may not be in action until October.

Freddie Woodman's decision to sign a new four-year contract last week has strengthened manager Rafa Benitez's belief that he can afford to lose Krul, who is one of the highest earners at the club.

Woodman, 19, is cover for Matz Sels and Karl Darlow, who are competing for the first team spot in the absence of the injured Rob Elliot.

Benitez expects to tie up a loan deal for Everton left-back Brendan Galloway by the end of the week, and is still keen on a striker and a winger.

Newcastle striker Ivan Toney will spend the next six months on loan at League One club Shrewsbury.

Toney, 20, has made four league and cup appearances for Newcastle - all of them as a substitute - since moving from Northampton Town 12 months ago.

He had two loan spells at Barnsley last season, scoring once in ten league starts when he was part of their late surge into the League One play-off final at Wembley, where Toney went on as a second-half substitute as they clinched promotion.

Benitez, who ranks Toney behind Dwight Gayle, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Adam Armstrong and Ayoze Perez believes his development would be helped by regular first team football.

While he was often used as a substitute at Barnsley, he is likely to be a regular in Micky Mellon's Shrewsbury side, which has lost strikers Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro, Tyrone Barnett and James Collins this summer.

Another striker, Manu Riviere, is also set to leave before the end of the month with Newcastle certain to receive a fraction of the £6m fee they paid to land him from Monaco.

Rennes also want the Frenchman and would prefer a loan arrangement, but Benitez is keen to arrange permanent departures for players such as Riviere and Sammy Ameobi.

Ameobi, who was not given a squad number ahead of the new season, played yesterday for a Newcastle reserve team that won 3-2 at Barnsley yesterday. Tom Heardman, Sean Longstaff and Luke Charman scored for Newcastle.

Meanwhile, Newcastle's defeat at Fulham in the opening game of the season has not affected the supporter’s desire to watch Championship football.

Only 2,000 tickets remained unsold on Monday for Saturday's game against Huddersfield Town at St James' Park and they are certain to be snapped up in the next few days to ensure a sell-out crowd of 52,000.