Newcastle United transfer news: Magpies suffer transfer blow as Richard Masters talk takeover

The January transfer window is now well underway – but which deals are Premier League clubs targeting?
Al the latest transfer gossip from around the web.Al the latest transfer gossip from around the web.
Al the latest transfer gossip from around the web.

Newcastle United returned to league action against Sheffield United on Tuesday night, losing against the Premier League’s bottom club, the Blades’ first win of the season.

But there’s also plenty transfer talk ahead of an interesting transfer window for many clubs in the Premier League and EFL.

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Steve Bruce and co have three weeks to finalise any potential winter business with the deadline set at 11pm on February 1.

So what’s the latest gossip surrounding Newcastle United and their top-flight rivals?

As always, we’re sharing the latest rumours from around the Premier League – so scroll down to see the latest news and talk from around the internet:

Monaco right-back Djibril Sidibe will turn down interest from Newcastle United and Crystal Palace to stay with his current club. (France Football)

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Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is considering bringing former manager Avram Grant back to Stamford Bridge to assist boss Frank Lampard. (Sky Sports)

Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly - heavily linked with Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United - would only be sold in the January transfer window if a team offered £100m for the 29-year-old Senegal international. (Talksport)

Tottenham, Sheffield United, Rangers and Celtic are all interested in signing Wigan's 19-year-old striker Kyle Joseph. (Mirror)

Newcastle United's takeover dispute with the Premier League is to be resolved in a ‘timely manner’ - according to the league chief executive Richard Masters. (Various)

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Leeds United are among clubs interested in Fredrik Andre Bjorkan. However, the Whites could face stiff competition from Newcastle United and Norwich City (La Republic)

Liverpool want to sign Loic Bade from Lens but face competition from Leeds United. The 20-year-old has been impressive in the heart of the Lens defence this season, ranking third in the division for aerial duels won per 90. (Foot Mercato/Le10Sport)

Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma would prefer to join Arsenal ahead of any other Premier League club with Manchester United also showing an interest. (Football.London)

Aston Villa defender Frederic Guilbert has rejected a move to Istanbul Basaksehir. The right-back would prefer to remain closer to home even though Smith is keen for him to secure a temporary January move. (Football Insider)