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.

Monday, 18th November 2019, 4:58 pm
Updated Monday, 18th November 2019, 4:58 pm
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 19: Jack Grealish of Aston Villa turns to celebrate after scoring his goal during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Brighton & Hove Albion at Villa Park on October 19, 2019 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

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.

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