Transfer Talk: Magpies push hard to sign Lingard and Alli before the deadline
Newcastle are pushing hard to sign both Jesse Lingard and Dele Alli on loan before the January window closes.
The Manchester United and Tottenham pair are both out of favour at their clubs and have been strongly linked with moves away this month.
Magpies chiefs are desperate to bring in new faces before the transfer deadline on Monday as they look to steer clear of relegation trouble.
And the Telegraph say there is a growing confidence on Tyneside that Lingard, 29, will arrive within the next week even though United are yet to formally accept their bid.
Lingard will be a free agent in the summer but the report indicates Newcastle will tempt the Red Devils into allowing him to leave by offering a £5-6million loan fee while also covering the cost of his £80,000-a-week wages.
The same report says Newcastle want to secure a temporary move for Spurs outcast Alli too, though it remains to be seen whether they will bring in both England internationals.
The 25-year-old was left out of the Spurs squad for their 2-0 defeat to Chelsea and is clearly not in Antonio Conte’s plans, but there are still doubts over whether he is willing to swap North London for a relegation battle on Tyneside.
Elsewhere, the Mirror say Newcastle also want to sign Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma before the window closes.
The Mali international, 25, was a reported target for Aston Villa earlier in the window but they turned their attentions elsewhere with the Seagulls supposedly unwilling to let their star midfielder leave mid-season.
In other news
The Evening Standard claim Arsenal are considering moves for Real Sociedad’s Alexander Isak, Lille’s Jonathan David and Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin as their hopes of landing Dusan Vlahovic continue to fade.
The Fiorentina striker looks set to reject a move to the Premier League in favour of staying in Serie A with Juventus.
Six European clubs are interested in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, say the Mirror, with the ex-Gunners captain likely to leave North London this month.
AC Milan, Sevilla, Paris Saint-Germain, Marseille, Barcelona and Juve are all thought to be monitoring the Gabon marksman’s situation.
Manchester City and Liverpool have both held talks about signing Cody Gakpo from PSV Eindhoven, according to Dutch outlet Voetbal International.
The 22-year-old is one of the stars of the Eredivisie and it is looking increasingly likely he will leave at the end of the season, with Bayern Munich also interested.