Newcastle United beat Scottish giants to signing of talented midfielder, Arsenal boss set to be named, and more

Newcastle United’s pursuit of a talented young midfielder features in today’s roundup of Premier League gossip and rumours.

Tuesday, 17th December 2019, 6:15 am
Updated Tuesday, 17th December 2019, 10:37 am

Newcastle United have reportedly beaten Steven Gerrard’s Rangers side to agree a deal for talented young midfielder Reagan Thomson.

Thomson is only 16-years-old, and has been plying his trade at Queen’s Park in Scotland. The Sun report that Rangers were keen to keep the talented youngster in Scotland, but have been beaten to the punch by Newcastle United.

The lure of reserves football at the St James’ Park club has reportedly been key in securing the youngster, with Newcastle reportedly increasing an initial £35,000 offer to bring him to England.

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Gerrard will have been disappointed to miss out on a young player that is highly-rated by many within the game.

The rest of today’s headlines:

Manuel Pellegrini will remain in charge of West Ham United over Christmas after guiding the side to victory over Southampton. (The Guardian)

Contrary to reports Arsenal have not approached Wolves for permission to speak to boss Nuno Espirito Santo. (Express and Star)

Swansea City are winning the race to bring in Liverpool youngster Rhian Brewster on a loan deal in January. (The Telegraph)

Arsenal’s managing director was spotted leaving Mikel Arteta’s house in the early hours, sparking rumours that a return to The Emirates is imminent for the Manchester City assistant coach. (Various)

Nathan Ake has a £40m release clause to leave Bournemout, but Chelsea will have to trigger it soon as the clause expires next summer. (Daily Mail)

Everton are keen to bring in either former boss David Moyes, or a glamour appointment in ex-AC Milan boss Carlo Ancelotti. (The Sun)

Barcelona have been linked with a move for Chelsea star N’Golo Kante. (Daily Mirror)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will reportedly be given a £250m war-chest to fire Manchester United back to the elite level of the game. (Various)

Erling Haaland has reportedly made a decision on where he will move in January, with Manchester United keen to bring the Norwegian to Old Trafford. (Various)