Newcastle United transfer news: Steve Bruce 'close' to January breakthrough as Magpies star set to sign new contract

The January transfer window is in full swing with Newcastle United and their Premier League rivals at the heart of the speculation.

Thursday, 14th January 2021, 8:32 am
Latest Premier League gossip.
Latest Premier League gossip.

As the winter window ticks past the halfway stage, it’s been, as expected, a quiet one at St James’s Park with just Rolando Aarons departing the club by joining Huddersfield Town.

Despite the lack of business so far, rumours have continued to surround the Magpies, including both incomings and further ongoings.

What top-flight deals will get done between now and the deadline at 11pm on Monday, February 1?

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

Newcastle United are close to signing Napoli full-back Faouzi Ghoulam having reportedly contacted the player’s agent. (Le Buteur via Sport Witness)

Steve Bruce retains the support of owner Mike Ashley, whose patience will only run thin if Newcastle are dragged into a relegation dogfight. (Sky Sports)

Ciaran Clark is close to agreeing a new deal at St James’s Park, despite interest from Crystal Palace ahead of his current deal entering the final six months. (Daily Telegraph)

Leeds United’s bid for Wigan Athletic wonderkid Sean McGurk has been turned down. The 17-year-old is out-of-contract in the summer with Rangers eyeing a pre-contract agreement. (The Sun)

The agent of Leeds forward Rafa Mujica is in talks with Real Oviedo over a permanent transfer, while Las Palmas and Numancia are also keen. (La Voz de Asturias via TEAMtalk)

Sheffield United, Newcastle and Crystal Palace have set their sights on Huddersfield Town midfielder Lewis O’Brien. He was linked with Burnley earlier this month. (Football Insider)

Jesse Lingard's representatives have held initial discussions with French club Nice over a loan move, with an official approach expected in the next week. (Sky Sports)

Brighton and Hove Albion are set to announce the £4.5million signing of Ecuador star Moises Caicedo in the next few days. (Sky Sports)

Yves Bissouma is expected to remain at Brighton until at least the summer, despite interest from clubs in England, France and Germany. (Footmercato)

Liverpool are planning a summer move for Brighton defender Ben White having scouted him extensively during his loan spell at Leeds. (Liverpool Echo)

Burnley are believed to be weighing up a move for Everton’s Jonjoe Kenny, though there have been no talks between the two clubs so far. (Liverpool Echo)

Manchester United have shelved plans to sign Atletico Madrid right-back Kieran Trippier this month amid uncertainty over the outcome for breaking betting rules. (Manchester Evening News)