West Ham United and Middlesbrough drew 1-1 at the weekend.
A report claims the 24-year-old is being primed a move to English football, with Crystal Palace, West Bromwich Albion and Swansea City also targets.
Roberto Di Matteo has been dismissed as the Aston Villa manager.
The Whites moved into the top-half of the Championship with the three points.
Tottenham did their Premier League title hopes no harm at all on Sunday.
Aston Villa have made a terrible start to the season, and parted company with Roberto Di Matteo today.
The Magpies picked up a narrow 1-0 victory to maintain their place in the Championship promotion race.
Craig David and I are sitting in his mum’s front room in Southampton, chatting about coincidence and the cosmic. I’m all for coincidence, while David is firmly advocating a more cosmic take.
What do you give the sports simulation that has everything? In Fifa 17’s case, the answer is a 15-20 hour, Mass Effect-inspired story mode called The Journey.
The decision comes after Villa's 2-0 defeat to Preston at the weekend.
'The challenges facing the sector have not gone away'.
A French appeals court on Friday ordered former Societe Generale trader Jerome Kerviel pay €1m (£866,000) in damages to the bank following losses he made that totalled €4.9bn.
Britain’s manufacturers insisted they have a crucial role to play in a post-Brexit world, contributing $247bn (£190bn) a year to the economy and creating well-paid, high-value jobs.