Reports claim that Saudi Arabia will bid for Premier League TV rights, but the FA is also allegedly putting the Saudis under the microscope for suspected piracy of the FA Cup match. By dropping a hint about his next match, Mauricio Pochettino has put Newcastle on red alert.

Pochettino is the choice of the bookies to be the next Toon boss ahead of Rafa Benitez. Steve Bruce will be replaced in the middle of speculation if Saudi Arabia takes over.

And Pochettino, after being sacked at Spurs, talked about wanting to win a trophy at the next club he calls home.

“When we get to win a trophy the moment will come. Society only respects and lifts the one who wins a title. We ‘re trying to get that done in this war,” Pochettino told La Liga TV.

Newcastle fans are anxious to see if their £300m Saudi-led takeover goes ahead.

Newcastle entered the chase in signing £31million-rated striker Jonathan David from Gent.

Liverpool and Tottenham are both looking at the 20-year-old forward, according to TodoFichajes, although Arsenal have also been linked.

David has scored 23 goals in all Jupiler Pro League club competitions including five goals in the Europa League.

In other events, Manchester City, Napoli, and Real Madrid were joined by the Magpies in the race for Penarol teen star Facundo Pellistri.

Atletico Madrid is seeking to get ahead of their competitors, according to Catalan newspaper Sport-but Newcastle is aiming to pip future suitors to his signature.

And lastly, according to sources, Tottenham and Newcastle are in talks to extend the loan contract of Danny Rose.

The loan contract of the England left-back at St James’ is set to expire but the loan will continue until the end of the season.

Newcastle is keen to keep Rose longer, but at the end of next season, he will be a free agent.


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