Jack Wilshere delivers Steve Bruce verdict on talkSPORT, Liverpool plot move for Leeds star Raphinha while Newcastle prepare for new era against Tottenham – football news and transfer gossip

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Newcastle remain the biggest story in town after their £305million Saudi-backed takeover went through last week.

talkSPORT understands Steve Bruce WILL be in the dugout for their next match, although attention is still firmly on who may replace him.

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers was among the candidates, but he is not thought to be interested in the role, meaning that the search for a new boss continues.

The rumour mill is also heating up nicely ahead of the January transfer window, with a number of players free to negotiate with foreign clubs, while those in the Premier League make early strides as they look to get their business done early.

However while those links are hugely appealing for fans it’s worth remembering that we have a fresh round of fixtures coming up this weekend with manager press conferences and injury updates aplenty flying in.