Transfer news, rumours and gossip from St James’ Park after the official completion of the £300m takeovers of Newcastle United; the January transfer window is set to open on Saturday, January 1 and close on Monday, January 31.
All the latest Newcastle United transfer news, rumours and gossip now that the £300m takeovers of the northeast club has been completed, with a Saudi-led consortium ending Mike Ashley’s 14-year ownership of the Magpies.
Steve Bruce remained in his role for the first game of the new era – a 3-2 defeat to Tottenham that marked his 1,000th game as a manager – but finally left the club after much speculation several days later.
Talk now turns to who will replace him on Tyneside – as well as who the Magpies could sign when the January transfer window reopens for business.
Paulo Fonseca has emerged as a contender for the Newcastle United managerial role (Sky Sports News, October 20). The former Roma manager has held talks with Newcastle’s board of directors (The Times, October 21).
Newcastle is planning a shock swoop for Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone and also want the club’s sporting director Andrea Berta (The Sun, October 20).
Antonio Conte has reportedly rejected the chance to take over as Newcastle manager as he is holding out for the Man Utd role to become available (The Sun, October 20).
Newcastle has reportedly included Wayne Rooney on their managerial shortlist amid doubts over Steve Bruce’s future at St James’ Park (Daily Star, October 19).
Eddie Howe is in discussions with Newcastle (The Mirror, October 19). Newcastle will this week step up their search for a new manager with Roberto Martinez, Steven Gerrard and Unai Emery emerging as leading contenders to replace Steve Bruce (The Times, October 18).
Newcastle’s new Saudi Arabian ownership are reportedly clashing over whether to make Frank Lampard their next manager (Daily Express, October 15).
Rafa Benitez does not want to walk out on Everton to return as Newcastle manager, even though he was the new owners’ ideal candidate for the role (Daily Telegraph, October 15).
Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane has reportedly distanced himself from a potential job at Newcastle due to his ambition to become manager of France (Daily Star, October 15).
Lampard is a leading contender to replace Bruce as Newcastle manager (The Sun and Daily Telegraph, October 12), as is former Dortmund manager Lucien Favre (Daily Telegraph, October 12).
And the new Newcastle owners are reportedly lining up Antero Henrique to be the club’s new sporting director (Footmercato, October 12).
Newcastle’s owners had also reportedly been considering a move for Ralf Rangnick, among a number of candidates, to become the sporting director (Daily Telegraph, October 11).
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is also reportedly in the frame to replace Newcastle boss Bruce (Daily Telegraph, October 8).
Brendan Rodgers has no interest in talking to Newcastle about the possibility of taking over as manager (Sky Sports News, October 13)
Source: skysport .com