Newcastle United news: Perez and Armstrong make headlines, McClaren's challenge to Coloccini

Ayoze Perez
Ayoze Perez

Newcastle United's Ayoze Perez is again in the headlines – after Arsenal were linked with a move for the forward.

Perez took his goal tally for the season to three with a winner against Bournemouth last weekend.

And Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United are understood to be tracking the 22-year-old, signed as an unknown from Tenerife last year.

Now a report in Spain has claimed that Arsenal are interested in signing Perez.

The short-term future of another United forward has also been the subject of much interest.

It seems that Adam Armstrong, in action for England's Under-19s last night, is destined to stay at loan Coventry City for the rest of the campaign.

Adam Armstrong

Adam Armstrong

United head coach Steve McClaren and Tony Mowbray, his counterpart at the Ricoh Arena, have been speaking about the 18-year-old, who has scored 12 goals for the League One club so far this season.

McClaren has also been talking about Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini.

In another news, a United game has been moved for live broadcast by BT Sport in January.

And finally, Newcastle striker Ivan Toney will be keen to extend his 28-day loan at Barnsley if things work out at Oakwell.