Newcastle United battle for Premier League outcast as West Ham approach Spanish left-back – gossip

Newcastle United host Fulham this weekend hoping to bounce back from the 5-2 hammering at Leeds United.
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Steve Bruce’s side could really do with three points to avoid the risk of being dragged into relegation trouble over the Christmas period with Manchester City, Liverpool and Leicester City all to come.

But as the build-up to Saturday’s Premier League clash begins, transfer speculation is also hitting the headlines.

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And as ever, the Magpies are being linked with potential January business – which includes both incomings and outgoings.

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

Newcastle United and Sheffield United are interested in Manchester United outcast Marcos Rojo, who prefers his next club to be in England. (The Athletic)

Leeds United are set to miss out on Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori, who is most likely to join French club Rennes on loan for the remainder of the season. (TalkSPORT)

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The San Francisco 49ers are in advanced talks with Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani over increasing their stake in the club to 25%. (Daily Mail)

Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds are open to offers for defender Conor Shaughnessy, who is surplus to requirements at Elland Road. (Football Insider)

Arsenal appear to be on the verge of signing Hertha Berlin teenage centre-back Omar Rekik after he jetted in to London on Thursday. (Metro)

West Ham have made an approach to sign Barcelona full-back Junior Firpo having “long shown interest” in the player. (Mundo Deportivo via Sport Witness)

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Prospective Burnley owner ALK Capital hopes to complete its takeover in time to provide funds for Sean Dyche in the January transfer window. (BBC)

Brighton & Hove Albion have told goalkeeper Mat Ryan he is free to find a new club in January. He is valued between £7million to £10million. (Football Insider)

West Brom boss Sam Allardyce is eyeing a reunion with Crystal Palace defender James Tomkins as his first signing at the Hawthorns. (Football Insider)