Newcastle United transfer & takeover news: Magpies ready to sanction January move plus MASSIVE Aston Villa injury boost ahead Premier League visit
Aston Villa have been handed a MASSIVE injury boost ahead of Newcastle United’s Premier League visit to the Midlands in seven days.
Skipper and talisman Jack Grealish has returned to training having missed Villa’s last two games through injury.
And, according to the Birmingham Mail, the midfielder’s calf problem is a thing of the past and he is in the reckoning for the return of Steve Bruce to Villa Park.
Meanwhile, Newcastle chiefs are thought to be open to the idea of a January move for Granit Xhaka.
Elsewhere, a former Newcastle United forward is favourite for a League Two job.
And finally, a former Newcastle United hero has been made the bookmakers' favourite to land the top job at Grimsby.