Sandro Tonali will miss the rest of this season due to suspension and this could force Newcastle United to look for a new midfielder in the winter market.
The Tyneside club have been linked to a few players and this includes Rúben Neves, who joined Al-Hilal in the summer window.
According to Sport, Newcastle have a desire to bring the former Wolves man back to the Premier League.
The Magpies have already taken the necessary steps as the report states the 26-year-old ‘has a proposal’ to join them in January.
Newcastle’s interest makes some sense, especially given there’s been reports from Portugal saying Neves fancies a return to England.
However, a deal depends on developments that will take place on November 21st, when the Premier League will make a decision on whether or not to impose a loan ban on players from associated clubs.
Meanwhile, AS state the Saudi Pro League have no desire to weaken their project, and are going to be ‘very strict’ when it comes to sanctioning loan moves for their players.