Newcastle United target has ‘nothing concrete’ on the table ahead of January

Newcastle United are back in Premier League action this weekend following the international break

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Newcastle United were beaten 3-1 away at Brighton and Hove Albion in their last league outing. Eddie Howe’s side are back in action this weekend following the international break.

They take on Brentford at home on Saturday as they look to return to winning ways. In the meantime, here is a look at some of the latest news and rumours coming out of the club...

Midfielder update

Newcastle have been linked with a swoop for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Pedro Goncalves ahead of the January transfer window. The 25-year-old, who has made two caps under his belt, has been a key player for his current club since joining them back in 2020 from Famalicão.

He had a spell in England at Wolves from 2017 to 2019. Reporter Fabrizio Romano has provided this update on his situation, as per CaughtOffside: “Pedro Goncalves – Despite reports linking him with the likes of Liverpool and Newcastle, there is nothing concrete on Pedro Goncalves at the moment.

“Sporting always wanted to keep Pedro so it was never a negotiation last summer. For sure he’s going to be one to watch in the next years, but at the moment people close to him guarantee there’s nothing decided or close.”

Former striker latest

Former Newcastle striker Ivan Toney is poised to return to training with their upcoming opponents Brentford next week, as reported by the Daily Mail. He is expected to play again in January when restrictions of his ban are lifted.

He was on the books at St. James’ Park from 2015 to 2018 after joining from Northampton Town as a youngster and he went on to make four first-team appearances for the North East outfit, as well as having loan spells away at Barnsley, Shrewsbury Town, Scunthorpe United and Wigan Athletic to gain experience.