Newcastle United plot double Premier League signing, West Ham want St James' Park star, and more

Newcastle United are plotting a double Premier League swoop in today’s Premier League rumours.

By Rhys Thomas
Wednesday, 18th December 2019, 6:15 am
Updated Wednesday, 18th December 2019, 1:46 pm

Newcastle United are planning to land both Mason Holgate and Lewis Gibson from Everton.

The club were linked with a £14m move for Holgate last week, and the Northern Echo report that they also want to bring Gibson back to the club, after the Toffees poached him a couple of years ago.

Gibson hasn’t played for Everton at a senior level yet, and Newcastle still value his ability.

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In the same report, West Ham United are linked with a £5m move for Javier Manquillo, with Newcastle braced to try and keep hold of the defender in the January window.

The rest of today’s headlines:

Arsenal are likely to announce that former midfielder Mikel Arteta will return as their new manager in the coming days. (Various)

Manchester City are disappointed with the way that Arsenal have conducted their pursuit of Arteta, and will demand a seven-figure compensation package. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea are keen on Timo Werner of RB Leipzig and Moussa Dembele of Lyon - Dembele is one of the top scorers in France, and starred for Celtic earlier in his career. (Daily Mail)

Meanwhile, former Champions League winning manager Carlo Ancelotti is likely to be named as the Everton boss this week. (Sky Sports)

Ancelotti will receive £11.5m a year to manage at Goodison Park, and will also earn a £2.5m bonus for keeping the side in the Premier League. (The Sun)

Tottenham Hotspur’s players begged boss Jose Mourinho to sign Adama Traore from Wolves after a fantastic display from the winger when the two sides met on Sunday. The Spaniard has been in fine form this season. (Football Insider)

Paul Pogba has suffered another setback and is suffering from illness, despite being pictured dancing at his brother’s wedding at the weekend. (The Sun)

RB Leipzig confirmed that they have made an offer to sign Erling Haaland from RB Salzburg. Manchester United are also keen to sign the Norwegian. (Daily Mail)