Liverpool duo to miss Watford clash, Rodgers rejects Newcastle job ‘to hold out for Man City’, Hunt funeral, Barcelona and AC Milan want Man United’s Lingard, Chelsea star Rudiger targeted by Real Madrid – football news and transfer gossip

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

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.

The rumour mill is gearing up for the January transfer window, with a number of players free to negotiate with foreign clubs.

Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard and Chelsea star Antonio Rudiger are both being linked with free transfers.

Meanwhile, David Brooks announced yesterday that he has been diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma and support has poured in from clubs, players and fans from all over the globe.