Newcastle tipped to win race for former Man Utd star


Time is ticking away before domestic football goes on hiatus for the FIFA World Cup finals later this year and that tournament will be quickly followed up by the January transfer window.

It has the potential to be a busy month for Newcastle United United following a big summer of ins and outs at St James Park.

Eddie Howe’s side are back in action on Saturday, when they face Brentford at home in their next Premier League fixture, but the club will keep one eye on their next opportunity to bring in new players.

Here are the Premier League transfer news stories making the headlines on Friday morning:

Inter Milan are hopeful of securing Hakan Calhanoglu’s long-term future following approaches from three Premier League clubs, including Everton (Team Talk)

Ralph Hasenhuttl says he trusts the players he has at Southampton to get goals but is aware they don’t have a player who can “score from nothing” having failed to sign a new striker in the summer transfer window (HampshireLive)

Turkish Super Lig side Galatasaray want to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United in the January transfer window (Fotomac)

Wolves are expected to hold talks with Julen Lopetegui this weekend, following his sacking as Sevilla head coach (Sky Sports)

Eintracht Frankfurt defender Evan Ndicka, who is out of contract this summer, is of interest to West Ham as well as Sevilla and Paris Saint-Germain (Jeunesfooteux)

Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante believes the club do not want to offer him a contract extension, with his current deal due to expire next summer (Footmercato)

Arsenal have reportedly become the latest club to join the chase for highly-rated Porto forward Mehdi Taremi (Team Talk via A Bola)

Leeds United are interested in signing Red Bull Salzburg forward Noah Okafor but face competition from AC Milan (Calciomercato)

Newcastle United have the economic potential to beat Juventus to the signing of former Manchester United forward Memphis Depay from Barcelona who is out of contract in the summer (TuttoJuve)



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