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News Extra: Mourinho linked with Newcastle, Wolves 'in for Kessie', "No quick fixes" for Spurs

The latest news from across the footballing world, including Jose Mourinho's links to the Newcastle United job, Wolves pondering a fresh move for Franck Kessie and Alan Smith's take on the current situation at Spurs.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest news from across the footballing world, including Jose Mourinho's links to the Newcastle United job, Wolves pondering a fresh move for Franck Kessie and Alan Smith's take on the current situation at Spurs. Scroll down for more!

Newcastle keen on Jose Mourinho?

Jose Mourinho reacts to the Reds going back ahead during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Manchester United on December 16, 2018© Reuters

Prospective new Newcastle United owner Peter Kenyon has admitted that he would pursue an ambitious move for ex-Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho should he complete a deal to buy the club. The 65-year-old, who is thought to be in negotiations with current Magpies owner Mike Ashley over a takeover, previously took Mourinho to Chelsea in 2004.

"If I had to take over a great club and I needed to sign a coach, the first one I would think about would be Jose Mourinho," Kenyon is quoted as saying by The Sun. "He is intelligent, he is relevant, he has a vast experience. He is not outdated. I just think he needs the right club. I am sure that I will see Mourinho again be part of a great club. The key is to have the appropriate structure and organisation to insert it so that it can be part of the whole."

PSG to offer Meunier new deal?

Paris Saint-Germain defender Thomas Meunier in action during his side's Ligue 1 clash with Bordeaux in September 2017© Reuters

Paris Saint-Germain are ready to offer Thomas Meunier a new contract rather than lose him for free at the end of the season, according to Calciomercato. The 28-year-old has been linked with Arsenal, Juventus and Napoli in recent months.

Wolves back in for Franck Kessie?

Franck Kessie in action for AC Milan on March 31, 2018© Reuters

Wolverhampton Wanderers could reignite their interest in AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie in the January transfer window, reports in Italy suggest. The 22-year-old was a target for the Midlands outfit over the summer but a move failed to materialise, and according to Calciomercato, Nuno Espirito Santo's side - as well as Monaco - are preparing to return with a fresh approach. The move could see Wolves pay more than the club-record £32.6m spent on Raul Jimenez in July.

Spurs in talks for Amazon series?

Harry Kane reacts to a missed chance during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa on August 10, 2019© Reuters

Tottenham Hotspur are said to be in talks for their own fly-on-the-wall documentary series for Amazon Prime. Manchester City previously featured in a behind-the-scenes documentary for the streaming platform in the 2017-18 season and according to the Daily Mail, the proposed Spurs series would begin filming immediately and chart the remainder of the current campaign.

Calum Chambers: "I've grown up quite a lot"

Calum Chambers in action for Arsenal on July 27, 2018© Reuters

Arsenal defender Calum Chambers has admitted that his loan spell with Fulham last season helped him to mature as a player. The 24-year-old has begun to force his way into Gunners boss Unai Emery's plans this season, featuring four times in all competitions and bagging three assists in the EFL Cup last week.

"As a player and as a human, I feel like I've grown up quite a lot," Chambers told Arsenal Player. "I feel like I'm bringing the experiences I've had over the past few years into my game too. I just want to keep developing, keep working hard and keep improving things every day. That's all I can do, to focus on being the best player I can."

Balotelli 'caught smoking' before Juve game

Mario Balotelli warms up for Brescia on September 29, 2019© Reuters

Mario Balotelli was filmed seemingly smoking a cigarette in the changing rooms ahead of his debut for Brescia against Juventus last week. The 29-year-old - previously caught smoking during his time at Liverpool - went on to play the full 90 against the Italian champions as his hometown club fell to a 2-1 defeat.

Alan Smith: 'Spurs rebuild will take time'

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino pictured on September 24, 2019© Reuters

Alan Smith has warned Tottenham Hotspur that turning around their fortunes will take 'at least a couple of transfer windows'. A week that saw the club suffer a humiliating EFL Cup exit at the hands of League Two side Colchester United ended on a positive note as Mauricio Pochettino's side ground out a 2-1 league win over Southampton yesterday.

"There are no quick fixes for this kind of quandary," Smith wrote in the Evening Standard ahead of the game. "At the very least, a couple of ­transfer windows will be needed to turn the ­playing staff into a more purposeful state where everyone is ­pulling in the same direction. I would imagine that painful reality will worry Pochettino the most. Having set some very high standards, he might have to endure more mediocre stuff over the coming months."

Beckham wants Greenwood in new agency?

Manchester United's Mason Greenwood celebrates scoring against Astana in the Europa League on September 19, 2019© Reuters

David Beckham is reportedly in the process of setting up his own football management agency 'Footwork Management Limited'. The Mirror says that the new company are targeting "a very small and select client base" and have earmarked Manchester United starlet Mason Greenwood as one of their first signings.

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