Newcastle have made a good start to life back in the Premier League, picking up 11 points from their opening eight matches, and St James’ Park will be rocking after the recent news regarding owner Mike Ashley.
The sometimes controversial owner has put the club up for sale and there are growing reports Amanda
The winger excelled under Rafael Benitez during their short time together in the north east when they narrowly failed to lead Newcastle to safety.
He then left for Palace when then-manager Alan Pardew triggered his £13million release clause, but for the third season in succession is in a battle against relegation.
Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace are fighting to resist the “party” that has followed the “funeral” of their troubling start to the season. On Saturday they visit Newcastle hoping to build on last week’s 2-1 defeat of Premier League champions Chelsea, in which in their eighth fixture they scored their first goals of the league season
The Eagles secured their first goals and points of the season as they surprisingly beat the defending Premier League champions 2-1 at Selhurst Park, but the result was not enough to lift them off the bottom of the Premier League.
Former England boss Hodgson, who has taken charge of four league matches since succeeding
Here are the top transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers… Liverpool starlet Ben Woodburn is the subject of transfer interest from Barcelona. The 18-year-old Wales international, who only made his senior breakthrough last season, has been on Barca’s radar since he was just 12 years old and the Catalans could make a move for him in the coming months. (Don
The Chelsea chief has been frustrated by his side’s lack of firepower up top in Alvaro Morata’s absence. Morata was injured in the Blues’ 1-0 defeat to Manchester City last month and missed their shock loss at Crystal Palace last weekend. The £60m summer signing, who has scored seven goals in nine Chelsea appearances this
The Spanish striker is expected to leave the Nou Camp in the new year due to a lack of game-time and several clubs across Europe are interested.
Palace were thought to be leading the chase for the 24-year-old, but a clutch of other sides are now keeping track of Alcacer, with Ligue 1 outfit
The Belgium striker was ruled out long-term with knee ligament damage suffered against Manchester City on September 25. Benteke was told by medics he would be sidelined for at least six weeks. But the £27m frontman has delivered a positive bulletin on his recovery as he eyes a rapid return to boost Roy Hodgson’s struggling
The 26-year-old has been sidelined for three weeks after picking up a knee injury in the defeat to Manchester City last month, leaving the Eagles devoid of their most potent threat.
Wilfried Zaha and Connor Wickham have also been out injured but the former returned to give Roy Hodgson’s side their first win of
Premier League strugglers Crystal Palace have sent scouts to keep a close eye on Besiktas star forward Cenk Tosun. The 26-year-old is set to lead the line for the Turkish champions in their Champions League group stage clash with Monaco. And, according to reports in Turkey, Palace have sent a delegation to France to keep