Newcastle United and Fulham keen on League One star as ex-Toon flop eyed in big European move

The January transfer window is just days away – and speculation is already beginning to surround Newcastle United and their Premier League rivals.

Latest Premier League gossip.
Latest Premier League gossip.

Steve Bruce’s men need to dust themselves from last night’s 2-0 defeat to Manchester City and get ready for champions Liverpool on Wednesday.

Once a difficult task against the Reds is out of the way, the Magpies can turn their attentions towards the winter market, which opens on Friday.

What deals are Newcastle and their top-flight counterparts being linked with?

As always, we’re sharing the latest news and gossip from around the web – scroll down to see the latest:

Newcastle United and Fulham are among the Premier League clubs linked with Peterborough attacker Siriki Dembele. Rangers have also watched him recently. (Peterborough Telegraph)

Former Toon flop Florian Thauvin is wanted by Sevilla and AC Milan when he becomes a free agent in the summer. (A Bola)

West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone could leave the Hawthorns for £7million – with Leeds and Brighton touted with a move. (The Sun)

Former striker Noel Whelan has urged Leeds to “show a bit of intent in the January market” by signing Liverpool “powerhouse” Divock Origi. (Football Insider)

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Meanwhile, former Scotland manager Alex McLeish has backed Leeds to seal a “bargain” £10million deal to sign on loan Jack Harrison from Manchester City. (Football Insider)

Juventus are considering a January swoop for former midfielder Paul Pogba but will need Manchester United to accept an offer of about £50million. (Eurosport)

West Brom have joined Leeds, Burnley and Brighton in the race for Manchester United winger Dan James with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer yet to decide the winger’s short-term future. (Daily Star)

Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing RB Leipzig midfielder Marcel Sabitzer with the Bundesliga club unwilling to improve his current deal, which expires in summer 2022. (Bild)

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Sheffield United are favourites to sign Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard at 9/4 amid ongoing speculation. (Sky Bet)

Anderlecht “assume” Percy Tau will return to Brighton & Hove Albion in January as chairman Tony Bloom “believes” in the South African. (Gazet van Antwerpen via Sport Witness)

West Ham United boss David Moyes has revealed he considered signing Danny Welbeck last summer following his release from Watford. (Various)