The Magpies have been linked with adding Lyon midfielder Bruno Guimaraes to recent acquisitions Kieran Trippier and Chris Wood.
The Reds stole a march on Tottenham and Manchester United to agree a deal which will see them pay an initial £37.5million for the Porto forward.
Novak Djokovic targeted a record 21st men's major before being deported. Now Rafael Nadal has that chance, but Daniil Medvedev can stop him.
Teams have been named for this weekend's Premiership games, including the clash between Sale Sharks and league leaders Leicester Tigers.