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Paper Round’s view: This could be a blow to Newcastle’s chances as he would be a solid signing for the north-east club as they look to slowly build their way from relegation candidates to title contenders. That’ll likely take longer than Lacazette would last at the club, so too Eddie Howe potentially, but the striker would take them in the right direction. However, if they go down this season then they’ll be struggling to sign a whole host of players on their wishlist in the summer, including Lacazette.
Emenalo for Newcastle director of football?
Paper Rounds’ view: This would be a statement of intent from Newcastle, and with Emenalo spotted in Jeddah it could be an appointment that is close to being confirmed after Ajax’s Marc Overmars was deemed out of the running. Emenalo has one of the best reputations going, and he should provide Howe with a solid base to build a squad capable of climbing up the league.
Saul frustrated but won’t leave Chelsea
Paper Round’s view: The source goes on to tell The Sun that Saul is never going to adapt if he doesn’t actually get game-time, which is true, though it is an all too familiar issue for players at these clubs as places are at a premium. That said, Ross Barkley started on Saturday and Ruben Loftus-Cheek came off the bench – perhaps they’ve impressed more in training, but either way, Saul certainly has a point to prove to ensure he doesn’t go down as a “loan flop”.
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