Heres the story:
West Ham United striker Jermain Defoe is the latest player to be linked with a January move to St James’ Park.
The 21-year-old England hopeful was sent off for the second time this season during the Hammers’ 4-3 defeat by West Brom at the weekend, prompting renewed speculation that he is on his way out of Upton Park.
For a change his rumoured destination isn’t now Old Trafford, as has been reported for the past 12 months, but Newcastle.
The pacey forward has an impressive record for a youngster of 43 goals in 118 league appearances, although 18 of them came during a loan spell at Bournemouth three years ago, but sullied his reputation by handing in a transfer request less than 24 hours after West Ham were relegated at the end of last season.
Heard of no one else linked for a while.