Transfer rumours: Koulibaly, Tarkowski, Icardi, Pogba, Dembele, Phillips, Maguire

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Newcastle United are planning to move for Napoli's and Senegal's centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly (30), as they seek to sign a marquee signing. (Football Insider) external-link

James Tarkowski, Burnley's defender, could be one of Newcastle's initial signings following the takeover. The Magpies also discussed Jesse Lingard, a fellow England player, as the contract for the attacking midfielder at Manchester United expiring next summer. (Sunday Telegraph – subscription required) external link

Newcastle are also interested to bring in Mauro Icardi from Argentina and Paris St-Germain, but Tottenham and Juventus are also keen. Calciomercato via Mail on Sunday. External-link

Next week, Steve Bruce will be fired by the Tyneside club's owners. (Sunday Mirror). external-link

Assistant manager Graeme Jones will likely take control of Newcastle's match against Tottenham on Sunday. Brighton's Graham Potter will replace Bruce. (Star on Sunday). external-link

The UK government is close in agreeing new takeover rules amid backlash from rival clubs and fans over the Saudi Arabian-led deal with Newcastle. (Sunday Telegraph – subscription required) external link

Leonardo, the sporting director of PSG, remains positive that Kylian Mbappe (22-year-old France star) will remain at the club. He also insists Real Madrid should be punished because they pursued him. Mail on Sunday

Mike Ashley, a former owner of Newcastle, is interested in taking over Championship club Derby County. They are currently in administration. (Sunday Mirror). external-link

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Juventus may have the chance to sign Paul Pogba (28-year-old France player). His contract with Manchester United expires in the summer if they are able to sell at most two players. (La Gazzetta dello Sport, via Football Italia) external-link

Liverpool will try to sign Ousmane Dembele, a forward from France, on a free transfer after the Barcelona contract expires in the summer. (Teamtalk) external-link

Leeds United is confident that Kalvin Phillips, a 25-year old England midfielder, will extend his contract before the end the year. Talks are at an advanced stage. (Football Insider) external-link

Manchester United is set to start contract negotiations with Harry Maguire, England defender, to improve the terms and conditions of their contract. (Sunday Mirror). external-link

Inter Milan is considering Alexandre Lacazette (France striker) and Real Madrid's Luka Jovic (23-year-old Serbian forward) as potential options for January. (La Gazzetta dello Sport, via Football Italia) external-link

Sevilla are considering a move for Ben Brereton (22-year-old Blackburn Rovers striker and Chile striker), with Youssefen-Nesyri (24-year-old Moroccan forward) being linked to a move to Arsenal. (Teamtalk) external-link

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