Newcastle United transfer rumours: Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho and Bayern Munich's Niklas Sule on January list

The latest Newcastle United transfer news, gossip, and rumours now that the 300m purchase of the north east club by a Saudi-led consortium has been officially completed. This will end Mike Ashley's 14 year ownership of the Magpies.
In a statement, the Premier League confirmed that it was taking over Newcastle United. It stated that it had received legally binding assurances from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that they would not take control.

The Public Investment Fund (PIF), as well as PCP Capital Partners, RB Sports & Media, is the leader of this investment group.

Newcastle's new owners were expected replace Steve Bruce as the head coach prior to the Super Sunday clash against Tottenham at St James’ Park.

According to The Times, Amanda Staveley (director of Newcastle United) is still waiting for approval from the club's Saudi owners on October 13th before she fires Bruce.

Use Chrome browser to access a better video player Sky Sports News reporter Keith Downie reports that Newcastle boss Steve Bruce will be relieved from his duties following the 300m purchase of the club.

All eyes now turn to who the Magpies might sign for the January transfer window that reopens at the beginning of next year.

"Bruce to be fired in a matter of days"

Image: Lucien Favre is being reportedly lined up for this post

The Newcastle players are confused by Steve Bruce's future, and they want clarity. Many of them also want a change in their manager (Daily Mail October 15).

Bruce is not expected to be fired before the weekend, but Newcastle's new Saudi owners will continue to search for a replacement (The Sun on October 15).

Newcastle is considering appointing an interim manager to replace Bruce (Daily Telegraph October 15).

Bruce will be fired as Newcastle manager, ahead of the club’s first match under new ownership next weekend. However, he is scheduled to train on Monday (Telegraph and Mirror October 11).

Newcastle will fire Bruce as manager "within days", with club owners eager for Bruce's absence to not spoil their first game under their new management (Daily Mail 10/10/10).

Bruce, who owes an 8m fee to the club for his current contract, is expected to be removed from his 60-year-old position.

Newcastle's Saudi-led consortium is said to be in discussion about the managerial position with Frank Lampard, Lucien Favre, and Steven Gerrard.

Bruce to remain as Newcastle boss?

For a better video player, please use Chrome browser. Former Newcastle forward Darren Jackson said that'more clarity is required' about Steve Bruce's future as club manager after the $300m Saudi-led consortium took over.

Sky Sports News spoke to Steve Bruce, Newcastle manager. He said he was fully aware that the new owners may be looking for a new head coach.

"I'm proud of the club for what this has accomplished. Bruce said that it was a wonderful night for the fans and that he was delighted for them.

"I want to stay [as a manager] but I need to be realistic. I am not stupid, and I know what could happen to me if there are new owners.

"I don’t know of any plans to talk to Amanda."

Bruce will be taking charge of his 1,000th match against Spurs on Sunday, Sky Sports.

He said, "If I don’t win 1,000 games against Spurs – you might say that it can only happen to me." It's not cruel. It's just football.

The Daily Telegraph reported that Bruce will receive an 8m payoff from Newcastle if his tenure as manager ends, as was widely anticipated.

"Very unlikely Bruce will be in Charge for Spurs"

Use Chrome browser to access a better video player Sky Sports News' Keith Downie claims that Newcastle would spend around 8m on sacking Steve Bruce, its manager.

Keith Downie, Sky Sports News:

"I would be shocked if there wasn't a new man in charge of Spurs on Sunday.

There is a possibility that it is Bruce himself, or someone like Graeme Jones who arrived at the club separately from the rest of Bruce’s backroom staff.

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"Perhaps they already have someone in their mind if they don’t get him.

"I don't believe they have anyone in mind, but it is very unlikely Bruce will be the one in charge of that game."

"After everything that has happened in the past 24 hours, I don't believe he is the type of look they want.

They may hire someone temporary to help them get Jones moving, or they might make an appointment for Jones right away.

"And when I spoke with Bruce last night, it was already apparent that he had already accepted his fate ..."

Lampard, Favre, Potter... What managers has Newcastle been associated with?

Use Chrome browser to access a better video player Sky Sports News reporter Gary Cotterill has learned that Luis Campos was one of the many names being considered for Newcastle's sporting director after the club's $300m takeover by a Saudi-led consortium.

According to the Daily Express, Newcastle's new Saudi Arabian owners are currently at odds over Frank Lampard as their next manager.

Rafa Benitez doesn't want to leave Everton to become Newcastle manager (Daily Telegraph October 15).

Zinedine Zidane, the Real Madrid legend, has apparently resigned from a job at Newcastle because of his ambition to manage France (Daily Star October 15).

Lampard will be axed by Newcastle as they search for replacements for Steve Bruce (The Daily Star 14 October). Lampard is also a top contender to succeed Bruce (The Sun and Daily Telegraph 12 October). Lucien Favre, former Dortmund manager (Daily Telegraph 12 October)

The new Newcastle owners are also reportedly looking to Antero Henrique as the club's new sporting directors (Footmercato 12/10).

According to the Daily Telegraph, Ralf Rangnick was also being considered by Newcastle's owners as a candidate for the role of sporting director (Daily Telegraph October 11).

Use Chrome browser to access a better video player. Former Manchester City boss Mark Hughes discusses the Newcastle takeover as well as the experience he had at the Etihad Stadium in a period of transition for the club during Sheikh Mansour’s reign.

Assistant manager Graeme Jones will be at St James' Park for Sunday's home match with Spurs. Meanwhile, Brighton boss Graham Potter is "in line" to replace Bruce (Star on Sunday October 10).

Graham Potter was one of the candidates for Steve Bruce's Newcastle hot seat. This was after their takeover earlier in the week (Daily Mail 9/10/10).

Since 2019, the 46-year old has been the Amex's manager. He has led the Seagulls to sixth this season with four wins in their first seven Premier League matches. However, he does have a contract that will run until 2025.

For a better video player, please use Chrome browser. Robson Green, a Newcastle supporter and actor, said he was delighted to see the club's takeover and felt that it had given the city hope.

Steven Gerrard, Rangers manager, is also being considered for Newcastle boss Bruce's replacement (Daily Telegraph 8/10/10).

Newcastle's new owners are keen to bring Antonio Conte back to the club. Antonio Conte, the former coach at Chelsea, left Inter after winning the Scudetto (La Gazzetta dello Sport), October 8.

Conte, however, would probably decline the opportunity to lead Newcastle's Saudi-backed assault at the top of English football (The Sun 9 October).

After reportedly failing to agree to join Tottenham in the summer, Paulo Fonseca is a name that Newcastle has added to its managerial shortlist (Mirror 9 October).

Brendan Rodgers is not interested in speaking to Newcastle about the possibility that he could take over as manager (Sky Sports News October 13).

What players were linked?

Image: Jude Bellingham, the latest person to be connected with Newcastle

As they try to stretch their financial muscles, Newcastle are said to be following Niklas Sule (The Sun October 15).

Newcastle will face off against Chelsea and Manchester United for England's midfielders Jude Bellingham and Declan Rice (The Daily Express 14 October).

The Magpies are believed to be in constant contact with Timo Werner's agents (The Sun, October 14).

Newcastle hopes to sign Clement Lenglet, Barcelona's defender, out-of-favour in January (Sport 13 October 2013).

Newcastle will pursue a move to Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana, despite him being absentee from long-term injuries (Daily Star 13 October).

Image: Timo Werner was reportedly offered Newcastle

Newcastle have reportedly set up a massive transfer raid against Manchester United, with four outcasts in their sights (Sun October 11).

Newcastle are said to be monitoring Aaron Ramsey's situation (Express, October 11).

According to the Daily Mirror (October 10, 2010), Newcastle is planning moves for Donny Van de Beek, Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial.

Newcastle are keen to sign PSG forward Mauro Icardi. However, Spurs and Juventus are also believed to be interested (Mail on Sunday October 10). Wanda Nara, Icardi's wife, is not willing to leave Paris so Icardi will decline the opportunity to join Newcastle United revolution (The Sun on October 14).

Image: Aaron Ramsey, a Wales midfielder, is said to be of interest in Newcastle

Newcastle is interested in bringing Burnley's James Tarkowski from Manchester United to St James Park in January (Daily Express October 9, 9).

Lingard, 28, who was on loan at West Ham during last season, has only started once this term for Ole Gunnar Solksjaer. Tarkowski, also 28, will be out of contract in the summer but may have a gentleman’s agreement to allow him to leave in the winter window, if an offer is made.

Newcastle fans want Aaron Ramsey to be their first big-money signing since the Saudi takeover. (The Sun, October 9).

Demba Ba offered to retire to play for Newcastle United's new owner. (Daily Star October 9)

According to reports, Philippe Coutinho's representatives have already contacted Newcastle's new owners in order to determine if their client is still interested. (Daily Mirror October 9).