The midfielder has been linked with a move away from Liverpool this summer.
Allardyce is currently the front runner for the vacant England job.
Arsenal need to bring in a top centre-back this summer.
The Magpies' preparations for their Championship campaign have suffered a setback.
Garry Monk was appointed the Leeds United head coach last month.
Another set-back for West Ham as Colombian target Carlos Bacca rejects a €30 million move
Mark Warburton's Glasgow Rangers side will return to Fir Park for their Scottish League Cup game on Saturday.
Celtic lost against Lincoln Red Imps FC in the Champions League qualifiers on Tuesday.
Jason Day bucked the trend on Friday afternoon, completing his round in 70 to be the only man in the second half of the draw to finish with an under-par total.
Von Miller has signed a blockbuster $114.5m contract with the Denver Broncos that includes $70m in guarantees and makes him the highest-paid nonquarterback in NFL history.
Lord Prescott has warned that the Labour party could split into two groups as leader Jeremy Corbyn continues to face calls to resign from his own MPs.
Scotland could end up going the way of Greece if it voted to leave the UK in order to remain a member of the European Union as an independent country, a new report has argued.
Theresa May has said there could be an upsurge in the number of Europeans moving to the UK before Britain’s exit from the EU, as people try to enter the country ahead of any new immigration controls.