Today’s NUFC news and gossip:
- The Guardian claim Newcastle are looking to sign Brighton’s Glenn Murray on a ‘short-term deal’ – although Lee Ryder has played down claims the 36-year-old could sign at St James’ Park.
- Italian outlet TuttoMercatoWeb claim Newcastle officials will travel to Italy in the ‘next few days’ to begin talks with Sampdoria defender Omar Colley.
- West Ham are weighing up a January move for Newcastle right-back Javier Manquillo according to The Athletic.
- A Newcastle official has been in Milan today to watch Hakan Çalhanoğlu in their 0-0 draw with Sampdoria according to reports in Italy.
- The Telegraph claim Dwight Gayle is ‘keen to quit’ Newcastle this month – but he is currently refusing to take the necessary pay cut to do so.
- Keith Downie has urged Newcastle to make a move for Rangers star Alfredo Morelos – believing the Colombian hitman is ‘readymade’ for the Premier League.