Premier League rumours: Newcastle 'eyeing up' £11m striker | Liverpool launch £80m bid | Updates on Manchester United, Chelsea

Newcastle and their Premier League rivals continue to be linked with a host of players as the new season nears.

And reports today have linked Newcastle with a move for a striker as Rafa Benitez looks to strengthen his attacking force.

Could this striker be set for St James's Park?

Could this striker be set for St James's Park?

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Elsewhere, there are updates on a host of other Premier League teams as transfer activity ramps up.

Here's the news hitting the headlines today:

Newcastle United are said to be 'eyeing up' a move for Aston Villa striker Jonathan Kodjia. The Villans are looking to sell some of their higher earners amid financial difficulties, and Kodjia could be one of the players set to leave. Leeds are also said to be interested in a deal for the striker who cost Villa £11m two years ago (Express & Star)

Juventus and Manchester United are battling it out for 17-year-old wonderkid Erling Haaland (Mirror)

Bordeaux's Brazilian Malcom is attracting interest from Tottenham and Roma (France Football)

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Liverpool are ready to launch an £80m bid for Juventus' Argentine attacker Paulo Dybala (Metro)

Eden Hazard is the favourite to replace Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid, and he could leave Chelsea should he not see some 'ambition' in the transfer market (Football London)

Southampton are closing to agreeing personal terms with defender Jannik Vestergaard after an £18m transfer fee was agreed with Borussia Monchengladbach (Sky Sports)

Newly-promoted Fulham look set to beat Arsenal and Chelsea to the signing of Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri (Sun)

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Everton goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg is attracting interest from Lille (France Football)

Goalkeeper David Ospina could leave Arsenal - with Boca Juniors lining-up a £6m deal (Mirror)