Newcastle United star linked with exit, St James' Park target eyes transfer talks, and more

Newcastle United are in action on Monday night when they travel to face Aston Villa in Birmingham. Steve Bruce will be hoping to gather all three points on his return to Villa Park.

Friday, 22nd November 2019, 6:20 am
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Newcastle United striker Dwight Gayle could be on his way back to the Championship in January, according to reports.

Recent reports suggest that Newcastle are prepared to listen to offers for Gayle, with Nottingham Forest and West Bromwich Albion both said to be interested.

Steve Bruce has always been positive about Gayle as a player, but the forward has seen limited game time so far this season.

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In other news, Newcastle target Granit Xhaka has apparently demanded talks with Arsenal before any January move.

Bruce is hoping to tempt the Swiss midfielder to St James’ Park in the winter window.

The rest of today’s headlines:

Jose Mourinho is keen to bring Gareth Bale back to Tottenham Hotspur, having tried to sign him when at Manchester United. (AS)

Barcelona and Bayern Munich want to appoint Mauricio Pochettino. (The Sun)

Reports suggest that Amazon Prime were allowed behind the scenes access to the sacking of Pochettino and the hiring of Mourinho as part of their upcoming documentary series. (Various)

Aston Villa are keen on Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos (Birmingham Mail)

Christian Eriksen, Toby Alderweireld, and Jan Vertonghen could now sign new deals at Spurs after the departure of Pochettino. (Daily Mirror)

James Maddison may sign a new deal at Leicester City, which would be a blow to admirers Manchester United. (The Sun)

Inter and AC Milan are fighting to sign Arsenal outcast Granit Xhaka. (The Sun)

RB Leipzig will rival Manchester United for Erling Haaland. (Daily Mail)