Newcastle United scout 18-year-old wonderkid, Prem strugglers consider sacking manager, and more
Newcastle United endured a disappointing Monday night at Aston Villa, and now look forward to the weekend clash with Manchester City. Here are today’s Premier League rumours.
Newcastle United are among a host of clubs who have allegedly scouted an 18-year-old wonderkid.
Benoit Badiashile is a young centre-back attracting a lot of attention, with Newcastle said to be one of a number of clubs keen.
Scouts in Attendance suggest that Newcastle sent scouts to watch Monaco’s match with Bordeaux on Sunday, and Badiashile reportedly has less than two years left on his deal.
There is no suggestion at this stage whether the interest is concrete.
The rest of today’s headlines:
Mikel Arteta has been linked with Arsenal and Everton, but Pep Guardiola says that the Spaniard will remain at Manchester City until at least the end of the season. (The Times)
Manchester United defender Chris Smalling will open talks with Roma over a permanent deal - Smalling is currently playing on-loan in the Italian capital. (Daily Mail)
Watford may already be considering replacing manager Quique Sánchez Flores, only a few games after hiring him. (Telegraph)
Arsenal fear that their top players may want to leave if they keep Unai Emery on as manager. (Daily Mail)
Marco Silva will stay in charge of Everton for their weekend game with Leicester City. (Sky Sports)
New Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho is interested in Portugese talents Ruben Dias and Bruno Fernandes. (90min)