Icardi will ‘turn down Newcastle’, the Toon are interested in Lacazette, and Christensen has signed a new contract with Chelsea – LIVE transfer news.

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NEWCASTLE are reportedly eyeing up Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette.

But reports also suggest that Mauro Icardi will snub a move to Toon in favour of staying at Paris Saint-Germain.

Steven Gerrard, Eddie Howe, Frank Lampard and Antonio Conte are among those linked to the managerial position in the North East.

Meanwhile Chelsea are ready to offer Andreas Christensen a contract extension after his impressive recent form.

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HODDLE’S STRUGGLE

Glenn Hoddle did not know if he would ever be able to go back to the TV studio where he suffered his near-fatal cardiac arrest.

Almost exactly three years on, the pundit’s return to the studio is captured in a new BT Sport documentary on his life, due to be screened next week.

Speaking to SunSport in the same studio, he said: “I knew it was going to be hard but it was probably harder than what we see in the documentary.

Did I think about not doing it? Good question.

“It was tough coming back here. To come back to this point wasn’t easy. A lot of people speak about where we were born.

“You say the place and whether it was at home or in a hospital, whatever.

“But you very rarely get to talk about, or see again, the place you might have died.

“And there is a spot a few yards over there and that is nearly where I went. If it wasn’t for Simon who saved my life, I would have died that day.

“So it was tough to come back here. Am I pleased I did it? Now I am. But I was only pleased after I had done it.”

LAMPS’ POST

Frank Lampard is a leading contender to replace Steve Bruce as Newcastle manager, SunSport can reveal.

Bruce met new part-owner Amanda Staveley yesterday for the first time and is still clinging on to his job after talks.

But SunSport understands Lampard is on the shortlist to take the St James’ Park reins, with talks potentially starting as soon as this week.

Lamps, 43, has been out of work since he was sacked by the Blues in January and is keen on a return to the dugout.

Ex-Borussia Dortmund boss Lucien Favre is the bookies’ favourite to get the job.

MASON’S RIGHT JAB

Mason Mount has been vaccinated to avoid a repeat of his Euros nightmare.

The England star was forced to quarantine for ten days during the tournament.

He was deemed a close contact of Scotland’s Billy Gilmour who contracted… Brinkwire Brief News.

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