A round-up of today’s NUFC news and gossip:
- According to Sky Sports, Steve Bruce is now ‘under consideration’ to become to new Newcastle United manager – Full story here.
- Following Steve Bruce’s emergence as the new ‘favourite’ to take over at NUFC, the Telegraph’s Luke Edwards has insisted he’s just one of SEVERAL names being discussed – Full story here.
- According to the Shields Gazette, Steve Nickson – NUFC’s ‘head of recruitment’ – has handed a ‘two-man shortlist’ to Lee Charnley as the club plan to replace Ayoze Perez – Full story here.
- Sky Sports presenter Pete Graves insists that ‘sources in Dubai’ are ‘adamant’ a Bin Zayed Group takeover is happening, but admits those outside the UAE remain extremely cautious of such claims – Full story here – Full story here.
- Steven Gerrard has shot down claims he’s turned down the chance to become the new Newcastle manager, saying he’s not aware of any offer from the club as of yet – Full story here.
- According to Sky Sports, Watford are now interested in a deal to sign Nice winger and alleged NUFC target Allan Saint-Maximin – Full story here.
- Speaking live on Sky Sports from outside of St James’ Park, north-east reporter Keith Downie has given a pretty grim assessment of current situation on Tyneside – suggesting takeover talk is making ‘everything more difficult’ – Read his comments here.
- And finally, Johnny Vintis takes a closer look at yesterday’s ‘statement’ from the Bin Zayed Group – highlighting 5 key questions and some reasons why it *might* be a positive step – Read his piece here.