Transfer rumours: Werner, Rudiger, Lang, Coutinho, Tchouameni, Rabiot, Werner, Pedri

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Newcastle’s new Saudi owners plan to look to Germany in an attempt to mirror the success of Jurgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel in England. Chelsea’s Germany striker Timo Werner, 25, is a top target, along with Bayern Munich and Germany centre-back Niklas Sule, 26, Barcelona’s Brazilian midfield flop Philippe Coutinho, 29, and a German manager such as ex-Dortmund boss Lucien Favre. (Bild – in German external-link )

The Magpies have contacted the representatives of Leicester City’s French centre-back Wesley Fofana about the possibility of making a move for the 20-year-old in January. (RMC Sport – in French) external-link