Newcastle United transfer news: Newcastle ‘monitoring’ Aston Villa target, Brighton ‘keen to sign’ star

Newcastle United ‘monitoring developments’ of Aston Villa target. Brighton boss ‘keen to sign’ Ukrainian star.

There are just three matches remaining for Newcastle United before the season breaks for the FIFA World Cup finals which means there are just five games to go before the January transfer window opens.

Eddie Howe’s side face Southampton at St Mary’s this Saturday as they look to build on last weekend’s excellent 4-0 win over Aston Villa at St James’ Park. They then face Crystal Palace in the EFL Cup third round and Chelsea before taking on Leicester City and Leeds United over the festive period. After that, it will once again be time to start buying and selling and getting the squad set for the second half of the campaign.

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Here are the Premier League transfer news stories making the headlines on Tuesday morning:

Brighton & Hove Albion boss Roberto de Zerbi is keen to sign Ukraine centre-back Mykola Matviyenko who is valued at around £17.2m by Shakhtar Donetsk (The Athletic)

Joao Gomes, who currently plays for Flamengo, has said Liverpool are a team he would play for, although Real Madrid are also interested in the Brazilian midfielder (ESPN)

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Manchester Unitedare weighing up a January move for Norwich’s Max Aarons, who is said to be valued at £10m, while Bayer Leverkusen’s Jeremie Frimpong also understood to be under consideration (The Sun)

Manchester City fear Ilkay Gundogan will snub their contract offer to leave on a free transfer but remain keen to keep hold of the Germany international (Football Insider)

West Ham United are keeping tabs on Middlesbrough star Isaiah Jones who would be ‘a nice addition’ to David Moyes’ squad at the London Stadium (GiveMeSport via Dean Jones)

Chelsea are considering a swoop for Wolves right-back Nelson Semedo as Graham Potter searches for competition and cover for Reece James (The Express)

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Arsenal are considering a January move for Orlando City forward Facundo Torres and are due to hold talks with the Uruguay international’s agent as they target a right winger to provide competition for Bukayo Saka (Evening Standard)

Newcastle United, Everton and Aston Villa are monitoring developments with Villarreal’s exciting winger Nicolas Jackson with Villa potentially having the upper edge due to new coach Unai Emery knows the 21-year old very well (Daily Mail)

Leeds United are reportedly among three Premier League clubs interested in a deal for Cadiz centre back Momo Mbaye with Brighton and Southampton the others who are are keeping a close eye on his situation at the La Liga side (LeedsLive via Fichajes.net)