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Newcastle United keen on signing Lingard and Trippier

Relegation-threatened Newcastle United will be hoping January brings them luck on the field and in the transfer window as they aim to stay up under Eddie Howe.

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Newcastle United's English head coach Eddie Howe gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Newcastle United at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on December 16, 2021. (Photo by Oli SCARFF
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Relegation-threatened Newcastle United will have a transfer war chest at their disposal in January and have Jesse Lingard, Kieran Trippier and Sven Botman in their sights, according to Sky Sports.

Newcastle have been linked with a number of high-profile names since their new Saudi Arabia-backed owners took over. Defenders Jason Denayer and Matthias Ginter are on the club's transfer list as they look to bring in a centre-back. They are also on the look for central midfielders and are interested in Dennis Zakaria and Gerson. Their main concern, however, is attracting the calibre of player they want, when they are currently fighting in a relegation battle

Milan eyeing Chelsea's Ziyech

Chelsea's Hakim Ziyech is on Milan's transfer wish list. The winger was a shock omission from Morocco's squad for the Africa Cup of Nations. He has impressed for the Premier League side but could be prised away by the San Siro outfit.

Ziyech has played 18 times in all competitions this season – the 10th most appearances of any Chelsea player – with 13 of those being starts, but the Italian club sense an opportunity to make him their own.

The 28-year-old has been directly involved in seven goals – three goals and four assists – a tally that is bettered by only Jorginho (8), Mason Mount and Reece James (both 11).

Meanwhile, Ziyech's 0.6 big chances created per 90 minutes is the most of any Chelsea player this term, followed by Ruben Loftus-Cheek (0.56) and Ross Barkley (0.45).

Round-up

- Manchester United are interested in signing River Plate forward Julian Álvarez as interim boss Ralf Rangnick looks to make his mark, says the Manchester Evening News.

- It is not likely that Sevilla can afford to bring in Manchester United's Anthony Martial, the Athletic has reported.

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