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Frank Lampard is a leading contender to replace Steve Bruce as Newcastle manager, SunSport can reveal.
Bruce met new part-owner Amanda Staveley yesterday for the first time and is still clinging on to his job after talks.
But SunSport understands Lampard is on the shortlist to take the St James’ Park reins, with talks potentially starting as soon as this week.
Meanwhile, Mason Mount has been vaccinated to avoid a repeat of his Euros nightmare.
The England star was forced to quarantine for ten days during the tournament.
Mount, 22, said: “Going through that experience, missing the game — a top, top game — did have an effect on my decision.
“I don’t think you can force anyone to get it.
“But, for me, going through that did make me want to get it — and get it quite quickly.”
Newcastle’s new owners have identified a potential new transfer specialist to help make the club title contenders, according to reports.
French outlet Foot Mercato says former Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Antero Henrique is the name in the frame.
Their report says Henrique remains a free agent after leaving the Ligue 1 giants in 2019.
It adds he is ‘one of the targets of Saudi investors’, who look set to make their first mark on the club by sacking Bruce.
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