Steve Bruce, manager of Newcastle United encourages his side instructions during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at St. James Park on February 27, 2021.

Newcastle United transfer rumours: Magpies join Wolves in Celtic defender hunt as Premier League rivals eye big summer deals

Newcastle United play West Brom in the Premier League this afternoon.

Sunday, 7th March 2021, 9:02 am

But ahead of the game, Ally McCoist has argued that Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce is being “knifed” by his dressing room following the reported falling out with Matt Ritchie.

Speaking on Sky Sports’ Soccer Saturday, he said: “I think looking at the situation, I worry for Brucey.

"Listen, the actual argument with Matt Ritchie, we couldn't care less. These things happen, we’ve seen them 100 times. It happens every day in every training ground up and down the country.

"That’s not the problem, but it looks to me that if a story’s coming out the dressing room, they’re not all singing from the same hymn sheet. The predicament that Newcastle are in, they have to all be singing from the same hymn sheet.

"They're in a dogfight. I really fear for them. They’ve got massive injuries.

"They need to perform as a group, a team, a unit. They have to be united to have any chance of saving themselves from relegation.

"It looks as though he [Bruce] is getting knifed from inside the dressing room, and that’s a big concern, a massive, massive concern.

"The actual argument itself, not a problem with it, but the fact that somebody’s running away and telling stories, that’s your problem.”

But, as always, there is still plenty of transfer talk swirling around the internet this morning...

Here, we take a look at the rest of the transfer talk from Newcastle United and their Premier League rivals:

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