Newcastle United gossip: Toon rival Leeds United for England U21s star, Tottenham 'run rule' over Magpies talent

Newcastle United face a long wait in their quest to sign Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher.

Monday, 10th May 2021, 11:00 am

Gallagher, according to The Sun, is attracting interest from the Magpies, Leeds United and Crystal Palace after impressing loan at relegated West Brom this term.

However, rather than leave Stamford Bridge on a temporary or permanent basis, the 21-year-old is determined to fight for his place under Thomas Tuchel.

Indeed, interested clubs may have to wait until January 2022 when Gallagher has a clearer picture of his future.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

On-loan West Brom midfielder Conor Gallagher is reportedly attracting interest from Newcastle United. (Photo Lindsey Parnaby - by Pool/Getty Images)

Spurs ‘offered’ chance to sign Bobby Clark

Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly been offered the chance to sign Newcastle wonderkid Bobby Clark.

Clark, son of Toon legend Lee, is viewed as one of the most exciting prospects in the club’s academy system.

However, the Magpies are at risk of losing him, with the 16-year-old offered to Spurs, as per Football Insider.

The North London club are expected to run the rule over Clark before making a decision on whether to swoop in or not.

David O’Leary admits Newcastle ‘mistake’

David O'Leary says his decision to turn down the Newcastle United job in the summer of 2009 was “probably a mistake”.

The former Leeds United boss was interviewed for the job on the back of the club’s relegation to the Championship.

O’Leary, 63, hasn’t managed in England since 2006 when he was at Aston Villa.

He told The Athletic: "It didn't feel right, but I probably should have taken it. It was probably a mistake. It's a big club, another one-club city like Leeds, great support. That would have been a good job."

A message from the Football Clubs Editor

Our aim is to provide you with the best, most up-to-date and most informative Newcastle United coverage 365 days a year.

This depth of coverage costs, so to help us maintain the high-quality reporting that you are used to, please consider taking out a subscription; sign up here.

Your support is much appreciated. Richard Mennear, Football Clubs Editor