Newcastle United rival Leeds United and Southampton for Leicester City-linked winger

Newcastle United head into Christmas Day 12th in the Premier League table with a busy few weeks to follow.

Latest Premier League gossip.
Latest Premier League gossip.

As well as the relentless fixture schedule, the Magpies also have the January transfer window to consider, which opens a week on Friday.

It remains to be seen whether Steve Bruce will dip into the winter market but early speculation suggests there will be some transfer activity at St James’s Park.

As always, we’re sharing the latest news and gossip from around the web – scroll down to see the latest:

Leicester City want to sign Celtic winger Ryan Christie, while Leeds United, Newcastle United and Southampton are also keen. (90min)


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Leeds United have negotiated an agreement worth more than £10million to sign Jack Harrison permanently from Manchester City. (Football Insider)

Crystal Palace are favourites to sign Reading star Michael Olise, though Leeds United remain in the hunt for the midfielder. (Sunday People via TBR)

Tottenham Hotspur are leading Everton, Southampton and Crystal Palace in the chase for Demari Gray, who can leave Leicester City in January. (90min)

Real Madrid have joined Arsenal and Liverpool in the battle to sign Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma, who could cost around £36million. (Defensa Central via TalkSPORT)


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Brighton boss Graham Potter is eyeing a reunion with Dan James on loan. The winger has told friends he’d be happy to play for Potter again after their spell at Swansea together. (The Sun)

Burnley have been monitoring Phil Jones’ situation at Manchester United since the summer, but will only make a move if James Tarkowski is sold. (Daily Star)

Meanwhile, Jones is a loan target for both West Brom and Derby County with the Red Devils prepared to pay a considerable proportion of his £120,000-a-week wages to facilitate a deal.

Former Sheffield United striker Ched Evans has been axed by Fleetwood Town due to his “discipline and behaviour”, according to manager Joey Barton. (BBC Lancashire)