Ex-Sunderland star hails 'great coup' for Newcastle United, Liverpool target set for new bumper contract – gossip

The transfer window is closed – but speculation continues to surround Newcastle United and their Premier League rivals.

Monday, 19th October 2020, 7:49 am
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While the free agent market is still a possibility for some clubs, international and domestic transfers are off-limits until the window re-opens in January.

As always, we’re sharing the latest news and gossip from around the top-flight – so scroll and click through the pages to see what features:

Brighton and Hove Albion have signed Danny Welbeck on a one-year deal following his release from Watford. (Various)

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Burnley are eyeing a £15m move for Strasbourg defender Mohamed Simakan, who was previously on West Ham’s radar. (The Sun)
American investment company ALK Capital LLC remain in talks to take over Burnley, although discussions are taking longer than expected. (Daily Mail)
Tottenham Hotspur are keen admirers of Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic as the Serie A club weigh up selling him in January. (Calciomercato)
Manchester City will consider a £15m move for Lionel Messi in January but could face competition from PSG, Juventus, Chelsea and Manchester United. (Daily Star)
Wolves speedster Adama Traore is set to sign a new bumper contract at Molineux amid summer interest from Liverpool and Barcelona. (The Sun)
Manchester United have been given fresh hope that a deal for Jadon Sancho can still be reached following comments from Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke. (Daily Star)
Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips is set to be the subject of a £50m transfer battle between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur next summer. (Daily Mirror)
Former striker Noel Whelan says he has “absolutely no doubt” Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa will sign new players in January. (Football Insider)
Former Sunderland striker Kevin Phillips has hailed Allan Saint-Maximin’s new contract as a “great coupe”. (Football Insider)