Former Newcastle ace opens door to Toon return, Premier League duo set for Serie A transfer battle - gossip
As we gear up to jump right into the thick of another weekend of Premier League action, the rumour mill shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.
For Newcastle United, the January transfer window could represent a great opportunity to reinforce Steve Bruce’s squad ahead of the second half of the season, and it looks as if the Magpies could have the chance to welcome an old face back to St. James’ Park.
According to Dutch outlet RTL Nieuws, former Toon loanee Jetro Willems has made it clear that he would like to return to Tyneside one day.
The full-back told a Dutch talk show: “[It’s] A wonderful club. In terms of history, stadium, Geordies, that accent is nice.
"I hope to be able to go to England. That suits me. The atmosphere in England is wonderful.”
Willems spent the first half of last season on loan in Newcastle, but returned to parent club Eintracht Frankfurt early because of injury.
Elsewhere, here are just some of the transfer headlines from around division:
Wolves striker Patrick Cutrone could leave the club in January, with Torino interested in signing him. The forward is currently on loan at Fiorentina, but has failed to make an impact with the Serie A side, and could see that deal cut short to seal a permanent exit. (Tuttosport)
Sheffield United have made contact with Club Brugge over a potential move for striker Emmanuel Dennis. The hitman could available for as little as £7.3 million next month. (Walfoot)
Juventus are interested in re-signing Everton striker Moise Kean. The Italy international is making quite the impression on loan at PSG, but it is understood that he is happy to stay in France for now. (Il BiancoNero)
Wolves have been rejected the chance to sign Brazilian striker Hulk on a free transfer because of his age and salary demands. The South American had previously been touted as a potential replacement for injured talisman Raul Jimenez. (Football Insider)
West Ham and Leicester City are set to do battle for Roma midfielder Amadou Diawara. The player could cost around £15 million. (La Roma 42)
A £200 million American takeover of Burnley could be rubber-stamped as soon as next week. Staff at the club have been told to prepare for a change in ownership in the coming days. (Daily Mail)
Former England striker Kevin Phillips has mooted the possibility of Leeds United making a double swoop in the near future. The pundit has talked up the prospect of the Whites signing a replacement for Pablo Hernandez, as well as suggesting that a move to bring Tottenham Hotspur outcast Danny Rose back to his boyhood club could be beneficial for all parties involved. (Football Insider)
Liverpool have reestablished their interest in signing 23-year-old Brighton defender Ben White, and deem the former Leeds loanee to be a “very impressive” prospect. The champions were linked with a move for the centre-back over the summer, but looked to have cooled their plans. (The Transfer Window Podcast)