Mike Ashley identifies replacement IF Steve Bruce decides to leave as Leeds United target Magpies attacker

Newcastle United face Sheffield United in their next Premier League fixture.

Steve Bruce, manager of Newcastle United, interacts with Pep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City.
Steve Bruce, manager of Newcastle United, interacts with Pep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City.

That’s after Steve Bruce’s Magpies secured their top-flight safety for another season.

But what news is there surrounding Newcastle United and their Premier League rivals? Here, we take a look at the latest headlines from around the web:

Steve Bruce’s potential replacement at Newcastle United revealed?

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley would consider a move for Burnley manager Sean Dyche.

That’s if current boss Steve Bruce to leave St James’ Park.

The Sunday Mirror states that a move could be on the cards for the Clarets manager should Bruce decide to leave after a challenging season on Tyneside.

Dyche is in talks over a new deal at Burnley with just 12 months left on his deal. However, Crystal Palace, Everton and Aston Villa are also said to be interested.

Leeds United target Newcastle United attacker

According to Football Insider, Leeds United and Burnley have joined the chase to sign Newcastle United attacker Jacob Murphy.

However, it has been Newcastle are keen to offer the 26-year-old a new deal to fend off growing interest from a string of clubs, with the player a favourite of Bruce/

But the website states that Leeds, Burnley, Southampton, Watford and Scottish champions Rangers are interested in a deal for Murphy.

The converted wing-back has played some of the best football of his career since dropping deeper this season.

Murphy signed for Newcastle for £12million in 2017 and has just over a year left on his current deal.

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