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Premier League Transfer Rumour Mill: Newcastle want Leao

The Premier League transfers might be slower than expected, but the rumours certainly aren’t and we’re back with another round-up of football’s gossip columns.

Here are the biggest Premier League transfer rumours from January 29.

Much of the focus at Newcastle has been on potential outgoings this month, as the Magpies look to avoid becoming the latest club to face charges for breaching the Premier League’s Profit and Sustainability Rules.


Despite posting losses of £73m for last season, French outlet Telefoot have backed the Magpies to rival Paris Saint-Germain in the race to sign Rafael Leao this summer. A release clause north of €150m might require a few sales first, mind. There’s also claims from the French that Chelsea want Lille striker Jonathan David, who is the 462nd striker linked with Stamford Bridge this winter, as Todd Boehly narrows down his search.

One outgoing at St James’ Park could be Bruno Guimaraes. PSG (Yes, them again), remain keen on a deal for the ever-popular Brazilian and the Mirror claim the French champions are confident of agreeing a deal.

West Ham want a winger, say The Athletic, but have baulked at the demands for Nordsjaelland’s Ibrahim Osman, while a move for Al-Ittihad’s Jota is complicated by Saudi Arabia’s tax laws. The ex-Celtic man is keen to follow Jordan Henderson in making a hasty exit from the Middle East.

Brentford have reached an agreement to sign Antonio Nusa from Club Brugge. The Bees have leapfrogged Spurs and several other ‘Big Six’ sides in the race to sign the highly-coveted teenager.

Elsewhere in The Athletic, Nottingham Forest want Dortmund’s Gio Reyna, but have been rebuffed in an approach to take Palace ‘keeper Sam Johnstone on loan. Meanwhile, Aston Villa have made an improved bid in the region of £15m for Middlesbrough’s Morgan Rogers.


Finally, Sky Germany claim Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has rejected Lyon, but could still quit Spurs before the deadline.

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