Newcastle and Man Utd linked star given £40m price-tag as clubs set to 'battle' for defender

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Eddie Howe returns to his old club later today as Newcastle United face Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium in their latest Premier League fixture.

The latest round of Premier League action gets underway today with Ange Postecoglou's Tottenham Hotspur making the trip to Molineux to face Wolves in the early kick off.

There are three matches taking place in the traditional 3pm slot with Manchester United and Arsenal both featuring before Newcastle United travel to Eddie Howe's old club Bournemouth in the final fixture of the day at 5:30pm. The Cherries find themselves sitting 18th in the table with just one win and four defeats in their last five league matches.

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Meanwhile, Newcastle could have the chance to move back into the top four depending on how results pan out in the earlier matches. Away from the pitch, there are still plenty of transfer news stories involving the Magpies making headlines including a player who has been linked with a move to England having a £40m price-tag placed on him. Here are the latest Newcastle United transfer news headlines on Saturday, November 11:

Newcastle and Man Utd linked star given £40m price-tag

Per a report from Football Insider, Lyon are likely to demand £30-40million for Newcastle United target Rayan Cherki in 2024. The same site had previously reported that both Newcastle and Manchester United were interested in signing the 20-year old.

The outlet cites a 'well placed source' in saying that both clubs could see the France under 21 international as a 'shrewd signing'. He is also said to be seen as a 'potential star in the making'.

Newcastle to 'battle' for defender with Inter and Juventus

Newcastle United are 'keeping close tabs' on the progress of Lille centre-back Tiago Djalo and are ready to battle for his signature in 2024, according to a report from 90min. The Magpies are said to be 'huge admirers' of the player.

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Several other big name clubs across Europe are also thought to be interested in the player which could see a transfer battle manifest. Among those clubs include Italian sides Inter and Juventus as well as Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen.

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