Newcastle United to beat Celtic and Rangers to sign defender, Southgate in-line for Premier League job, and more

We’re counting down to the January transfer window, where fans will expect Newcastle United to bring in some fresh faces as Steve Bruce looks to guide the team to a solid second half of he season. Here are today’s Premier League rumours.

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Newcastle United reportedly have a first refusal over young Carlisle United centre-half Jarrad Branthwaite.

The defender has previously been linked with a move to Newcastle, and is said to be interesting both Celtic and Rangers, in a move that would reportedly cost around £1m.

However, according to the Northern Echo Newcastle United are said to have first refusal on the talented youngster due to the previous loan deal that took striker Elias Sorensen to Brunton Park.

Only 17-years-old, a move to St James’ Park would be a big step up for the defender.

The rest of today’s headlines:

England winger Jadon Sancho has strongly been linked with a move to the Premier League, but reportedly has no interest in moving away from Borussia Dortmund as early as the January transfer window. (Bild)

Erling Haaland reportedly has a £17m release clause in his RB Salzburg contract, despite previously being valued at £85m. Manchester United are on high alert. (Daily Mail)

Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster is wanted on a loan deal by two Championship clubs - high-flying Leeds United and Swansea City. (The Times)

Zinedine Zidane is still keen to bring Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba to Real Madrid. The French midfielder and World Cup winner has been out injured for the Red Devils recently. (Marca)

Manchester United could look to appoint England manager Gareth Southgate if they decide to sack Norwegian boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. (The Sun)

Diego Simeone could leave his post as Atletico Madrid manager soon. The Argentinian has been linked to Arsenal and Everton in the past, with the Arsenal job already available and Everton likely to be soon. (Daily Mirror)

Everton boss Marco Silva faces the sack after defeat to Liverpool in the Merseyside derby, and former Toffees boss David Moyes will return to Goodison Park to replace him. (Daily Mail)