Newcastle United 'favourites' to sign in-demand striker, St James Park star linked with exit, and more
It’s almost the weekend, which means it’s almost time for Newcastle United’s return to Premier League action. A match-up with Manchester City is scary stuff, so enjoy today’s Premier League rumours to calm yourself down.
Newcastle United are now the bookies favourites to sign in-demand Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos.
Rangers had warned that even a bid of £40m wouldn’t tempt them to sell on the Colombian, but a few sides are sure to test their resolve in the January window, with Newcastle repeatedly linked by the media.
In other Newcastle United news, Dwight Gayle has again been linked with an exit from St James Park.
Nottingham Forest have been linked with Gayle for some time, and Football League World suggest that the East Midlands club are determined to land him in January.
Gayle has an exceptional record in the second tier, firing West Brom to the play-offs.
The rest of today’s headlines:
Jose Mourinho wants to keep Toby Alderweireld at Tottenham Hotpsur. The defender had looked certain to leave. (Various)
Arsenal outcast Granit Xhaka is likely to return to the first team soon. (The Sun)
Manchester United were said to be favourites for England and Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho, but he is said to prefer a move to Real Madrid or Barcelona. (Daily Star)
Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City have all contacted Bayer Leverkusen about the availability of Kai Havertz. (Daily Mail)
Manchester United may put their search for a left-back on hold due to the success of youngster Brandon Williams. (The Times)
Spanish TV claim that Ronaldo will quit Juventus to join Manchester United. (The Sun)