Today’s NUFC news and gossip:
- Steve Bruce has confirmed that he’s set to hold transfer talks with Mike Ashley in the ‘next couple of days’ – but insists he won’t sign players for the sake of it.
- According to reports in Scotland, Newcastle have beaten Rangers and Celtic to the signing of 16-year-old Queen’s Park talent Reagan Thomson.
- Jetro Willems has hinted that there’s ‘already an agreement’ between Frankfurt and Newcastle regarding his potential permanent move to St James’ Park.
- The Athletic have revealed that Alex Kral and Ibrahima Sissoko are two players Newcastle are tracking in Steve Bruce’s bid to sign a ‘box-to-box’ midfielder this month.
- Aston Villa are interested in signing former Newcastle United flop Islam Slimani according to The Athletic.
- Elsewhere, Steve Bruce has shared an injury update ahead of tomorrow’s FA Cup replay against Rochdale at St James’ Park – Read it here.