Newcastle United transfer rumours: Chelsea loan ‘unlikely’ for target, Man Utd ‘put aside’ £52m for midfielder

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Eddie Howe’s side will be back in competitive action next month against Bournemouth in the EFL Cup when domestic football returns after the World Cup break.

December is almost here which means that the return of domestic football is getting closer and closer and the January transfer window is also right around the corner.

Newcastle United will return to competitive action when they face Bournemouth in the EFL Cup on December 21, their first of three matches remaining in 2022. Here are the Premier League transfer news stories making the headlines on Tuesday morning:

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Brighton have opened talks with Molde to sign Ivorian striker David Datro Fofana with the Norwegian side wanting more than €10 million for the 19-year old who has scored 21 total goals this year (Fabrizio Romano)

Sunderland are among a number of Championship clubs chasing Aston Villa striker Cameron Archer, who spent the second half of last season on-loan at Preston North End, in January (Football Insider)

Manchester United are open to recalling certain players on loan in the January transfer window with Ethan Laird, Hannibal Mejbri and Amad among the players currently on loan to Championship clubs that have recall options (Manchester Evening News)

Manchester United have put aside £52 million to sign Real Sociedad midfielder Martin Zubimendi with the player apparently keen to sign for the Red Devils (Express via Mundo Deportivo)

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Jose Mourniho’s Roma are considering a move for Leicester City defender Caglar Soyuncu in the January transfer window (Calciomercato)

Chelsea are closing in on a deal for RB Leipzig attacker Christopher Nkunku with a medical already done, agreement in place with Leipzig for more than €60 million and a long term contract agreed (Fabrizio Romano)

If Christian Pulisic is to leave Chelsea in the January transfer window, with Arsenal and Newcastle United reportedly interested in the USA star, it will likely be on a permanent basis with the Blues unlikely to accept a loan offer (Daily Mail)

Arsenal are among a number of teams that could be “tempted” into making a move for Spain starlet Nico Williams after his impressive World Cup cameos (Football.London via Goal Espana)

Leeds United chiefs view Borussia Dortmund and Portugal defender Raphael Guerreiro as an ‘ideal fit’ to solve their left-back headache and the Whites could move for him as early as January (TeamTalk)

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