Major update in Newcastle United's striker pursuit, Manchester United chase young star, and more

Newcastle United’s search for a new striker in the January window features in today’s Premier League rumours.

Tuesday, 31st December 2019, 6:20 am
Updated Tuesday, 31st December 2019, 11:56 am

Newcastle United will reportedly have to let striker Dwight Gayle go if they are to bring in a new forward in the January transfer window.

Gayle has been valued at around £15m by Newcastle, and it remains to be seen whether any club would meet that valuation.

The Northern Echo report that Bruce will have to let players go if he is to make additions in the winter window, with Gayle the most likely to leave the club.

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Championship promotion chasers Leeds United, West Bromwich Albion and Fulham have all been linked with Gayle, though a loan deal could be more likely.

The same report states that moves for Jarrod Bowen and Alfredo Morelos could be difficult for Newcastle, with Hull City and Rangers respectively keen to keep hold of their star players.

The rest of today’s headlines:

Manchester United reportedly made the biggest contract offer to Norwegian striker Erling Haaland, yet he still chose to join Borussia Dortmund. (The Independent)

Arsenal are interested in bringing Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Lemar to London in January. Lemar was previously heavily linked with a move to Liverpool. (Daily Mirror)

Granit Xhaka is being linked with a move away from Arsenal in January, with Hertha Berlin touted as a likely destination. (Various)

Manchester United want to sign 16-year-old Birmingham City winger Jude Bellingham, who scored in the Blues’ crazy 4-5 defeat to Leeds United. (The Sun)

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti claims that he has previously tracked striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin whilst working at other clubs. (Liverpool Echo)

Manchester United have an extra determination to land Jadon Sancho after missing out on the signing of Erling Haaland. (Daily Mail)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has conceded that his side will not catch Liverpool in the race for the Premier League title. (Various)

Liverpool are keen on former Hull City full-back Max Clark, who is performing well at Vitesse Arnhem. (Daily Mail)