Newcastle United make surprise move for £25m-rated striker, latest on Giroud chase, and more

With the January transfer window now open, Newcastle United are being linked with a move for a striker. The latest update on their hunt for a frontman features in today’s Premier League rumours.

Wednesday, 8th January 2020, 3:59 pm
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Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce is hoping to bring in a goalscorer in the January window, with French World Cup winner Olivier Giroud one name frequently linked with a move to St James’ Park. Another new name is linked in today’s roundup of the latest Premier League gossip and rumours.

Manchester United and Real Madrid have reportedly held ‘secret talks’ over the transfer of midfielder Paul Pogba. (Daily Express)
Aston Villa will cover all of Danny Drinkwater’s £110k-per-week wages as part of his loan deal from Chelsea. (Various)

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has pledged his commitment to Arsenal, after being linked with a move away. (Various)
Brighton & Hove Albion reportedly want to sign striker Mbwana Samatta from Genk in Belgium. (The Guardian)
Inter Milan are apparently leading the race to land France and Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud. Newcastle United and Aston Villa are both keen on the forward. (The Telegraph)
Manchester United want to sign James Maddison from Leicester City, but worry that they will fail to land him in January. (Sky Sports)
Burnley are lining up a move for Aberdeen centre-back Scott McKenna. (Daily Mail)
West Ham United have agreed a £4m fee for Middlesbrough keeper Darren Randolph. (The Guardian)
Newcastle United have been linked with a move for Brighton & Hove Albion frontman Glenn Murray. (The Guardian)
Newcastle United have been linked with a move for £25m-rated AC Milan man Krzysztof Piątek. (Northern Echo)