Newcastle United fans would have been happy to see both Norwich City and Watford suffer defeat in the Premier League yesterday, while Everton secured a 3-0 victory.
The Magpies host Aston Villa this afternoon and could extend the gap between themselves and the bottom three to four points if they win.
Eddie Howe’s side also still have two games in hand over the Canaries, with postponed fixtures against the Toffees and Southampton to still be played.
Here are the best of today’s transfer rumours...
1. Suarez and Cavani sold Spurs move to Bentacur
New Spurs signing Rodrigo Bentacur says his international teammates at Uruguay discussed his move to London with him as Luis Suarez said it "would be a great move" and Edinson Cavani said it was a "spectacular league" to play in (Sky Sports)
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2. Uncertain future for Wan-Bissaka due to Dalot deal
Manchester United are set to trigger a contract extension for Diogo Dalot following his fine form, leaving £50m England international Aaron Wan-Bissaka's role in the team uncertain (The Star)
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3. Atletico "ready to sell" Arsenal target Morata
Atletico Madrid are "ready to sell" former Chelsea striker and reported Arsenal target Alvaro Morata but the Gunners could face competition from Juventus where the Spaniard is currently on loan (Tuttomercato)
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4. Gbamin could leave Everton on loan
Everton midfielder Jean-Philippe Gbamin could leave on a loan this month to join CSKA Moscow with sides in the Russian Premier League still able to make transfer moves until February 22 (Liverpool Echo)
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