Newcastle United 'front of queue' for Championship hotshot, Chelsea star could join newly-promoted side, and more
Newcastle United had a fantastic week, racking up wins over Sheffield United and Southampton in addition to a fighting point against champions Manchester City. The games are coming thick and fast in the approach to the January transfer window – here are today’s Premier League rumours.
Newcastle United are said to be at the ‘front of the queue’ to sign highly-rated Charlton Athletic striker Macauley Bonne.
24-year-old Bonne is a Zimbabwean international, and he has also been linked to high-flying Leicester City, as well as Championship promotion chasers Fulham.
Leicestershire Live report that the sides are fighting to land Bonne, but Steve Bruce and Newcastle are leading the chase as they can offer him a more realistic chance of starting.
The Foxes of course boast Jamie Vardy and former Newcastle man Ayoze Perez in their frontline, while Fulham also have a former St James’ Park forward in Aleksandar Mitrovic.
Bonne is a vital player for the Addicks, who are rapidly sliding down the Championship table after an initially promising start.
The rest of today’s headlines:
Mikel Arteta is reportedly at the top of the list of candidates to replace Unai Emery as manager of Arsenal. (Daily Express)
Meanwhile, Unai Emery has reportedly held talks with Everton in regards to the vacancy at Goodison Park. The Merseyside club are without a manager after the departure of Marco Silva. (The Sun)
Aston Villa are interested in signing Pedro from Chelsea in January. The former Barcelona winger is out-of-favour under Frank Lampard and could be open to a move away from Stamford Bridge. (The Telegraph)
Chris Smalling may not stay in Italy at the end of his Roma loan spell after all. Arsenal and Everton are reportedly keen on bringing the defender back to England. (Daily Mirror)
West Ham United are interested in signing Middlesbrough keeper Darren Randolph. (90min)
Arsenal are not planning on sending Eddie Nketiah back to North London, despite featuring relatively infrequently for Leeds United in his current loan spell. (The Sun)