The Magpies faced Arsenal in Eddie Howe’s first game in charge since testing positive for Covid-19 – however were unable to prevent defeat.
The loss was their seventh of the Premier League campaign, however Howe believed it was a good performance from his team and claimed the game was decided by the decision to turn down Callum Wilson’s penalty appeal.
Newcastle will now face Norwich City and Burnley at St. James’ Park over the next week and will be hopeful of picking up their first win of the season against either side.
Here are the best of today’s rumours...
1. Barcelona consider €70 million offer for Man City starlet
Barcelona are keen on signing Man City attacker Ferran Torres and are considering meeting the Premier League side's €70 million valuation. Torres is also thought to be hopeful of a return to Spain. (Mirror)
Photo: Gareth Copley
2. Arsenal striker on his way out
Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette has admitted his agents are working to secure him an exit from the Emirates Stadium. Newcastle United have recently been linked with a move for the Frenchman. (Mirror)
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3. Liverpool plot January move for Porto winger
Liverpool are considering signing Porto winger Luis Diaz in January. The 24-year-old has impressed in the Reds' Champions League group this season. (Daily Mail)
Photo: Clive Brunskill
4. Magpies to battle Manchester United for Rangers youngster
Newcastle United face competition from Manchester United to sign promising Rangers teenager Leon King. The 17-year-old is out of contract next summer and could be prised away from the Scottish club for a compensation fee of around £250k. (Football Insider)
Photo: Ian MacNicol