The former Sunderland striker says the club decided against signing the Spaniard, opting for James McClean instead.
Jamaal Lascelles has made 13 appearances for Newcastle United so far this season.
Oliver Burke has admitted that he rejected Tottenham in August.
Pontus Jansson has made seven appearances for Leeds United so far.
Roberto Di Matteo was dismissed by Aston Villa after a disappointing start to the season.
Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers signed Joey Barton from Burnley last summer.
The Tottenham Hotspur man is becoming a hugely popular figure in North London.
The former Tigers boss is the heavy favourite to take over at Villa Park
Could Everton striker Oumar Niasse find himself playing for Galatasaray after the January transfer window?
Alex Iwobi has impressed for Arsenal since making his league debut for the Gunners in October 2015.
Newcastle United have reportedly placed a big offer on the table for Lorenzo Insigne.
Everton have announced the signing of Ashley Williams and are going after Sunderland's Kone, but who else could they sign if the deal falls through?
The Villarreal man is out for an extended period after tearing his cruciate ligament, and one former Tottenham teammate got in touch to wish him a speedy recovery.