Newcastle United 'agree fee' to sign fan favourite, Ancelotti lined up, and more
Newcastle United face a tricky trip to Turf Moor on Saturday to face Burnley, as Steve Bruce and his side look to continue their good run of form. For now, here are today’s Premier League rumours.
Newcastle United have reportedly agreed a fee to sign Jetro Willems from German side Eintracht Frankfurt.
According to the Northern Echo, an €11m fee has been agreed to bring the full-back to St James’ Park on permanent basis.
Willems has impressed this season, including with a fantastic goal for the Magpies against Liverpool in the game at Anfield.
Steve Bruce is clearly a big fan of Willems, and will be happy to add the Dutchman to the squad on a permanent basis.
Some outgoings have been tipped in the January transfer window, with forward Dwight Gayle consistently linked with a move to the Championship.
Bruce has said that it would take a big fee for Newcastle to allow Gayle to leave, though.
The rest of today’s headlines:
Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City have all regularly been ‘sounding out’ the agent of Brazilian star Neymar, in view of a potential transfer from PSG. (Daily Mirror)
Arsenal are interested in speaking to Carlo Ancelloti in regards to their vacant manager role, after the Italian was sacked from Napoli, despite a 4-0 win in the Champions League. (Daily Mail)
Meanwhile, other reports claim that Ancelloti is NOT on the radar of Arsenal. (The Athletic)
Some believe that Goodison Park is a more likely destination for Ancelloti than The Emirates, as he is said to be the top choice to replace Marco Silva. (The Telegraph)
Manchester City may focus their search for a defender on Barcelona star Samuel Umtiti, who has been linked with a move away from the Nou Camp. (L’Equipe)
Former Manchester United and Inter Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic could make a shock return to the Premier League - the Swede has reportedly been offered a bumper contract by Everton. (Daily Express)
In-form Wolves striker Raul Jimenez apparently fancies a move to La Liga, and would like to play for a bigger club. (Daily Mail)