Photos: Newcastle duo Ayoze Perez and Siem de Jong working hard in training

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Newcastle United have already started preparations for the Premier League game against Leicester City.

Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur-linked Newcastle United forward Ayoze Perez was working hard in training on Thursday.

According to The Sun, both United and Tottenham are interested in signing Perez from Newcastle in the January transfer window.

The 22-year-old, though, does not appear to be too fussed about his future at the moment and is working hard in training during the two-week international break.

The former Tenerife youngster has scored three goals and created 11 chances in 10 Premier League appearances so far this season.

Another player who has been linked with a move away from Newcastle in the January transfer window is Siem de Jong.

The Netherlands international attacker himself has suggested that he could be open to leaving St. James’ Park in January (as quoted by The Sunderland Echo).

De Jong joined Newcastle from Dutch giants Ajax in the summer of 2014 amid hype and expectations.

However, a combination of injuries and a collapsed lung severely restricted the Dutchman’s playing time last season.

The 26-year-old, though, appears to be training well and working hard, as Newcastle continue their preparations for the Premier League game against Leicester City at St. James’ Park after the two-week international break.

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