Newcastle United are eyeing a move for Genk’s £8million-rated defender Wilfred Ndidi. The 19-year-old is a Nigeria international and has attracted the attention of some big European clubs with a string of composed performances for the Jupiler League club – who turned down a £5million approach from Hamburg in the summer. But according to sources in Belgium, United have run the rule over him several times this season – there is a strong indication that Genk may sell one of their prize assets in January. United would have to go considerably above the £5million that the Bundesliga club had turned down, but there WILL be money to spend in January with Newcastle also set to off-load Cheick Tiote.
Chelsea’s Victor Moses scored twice as Nigeria kept up their winning start to the group phase of 2018 World Cup qualifying with a 3-1 victory over Algeria at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria to make it two wins out of two in Group B. The Super Eagles took the lead through Moses in the 25th minute, and they made it 2-0 just before half-time when another Chelsea player, John Mikel Obi, beat Algeria’s off-side trap to slot home as Algeria’s defenders stood and watched. Algeria did have chances to get back into the game – the best of them coming from Nabil Bentaleb who missed from close range. Bentaleb made amends mid-way through the second half with a powerful shot from 25 yards to make it 2-1. That goal made it a frenetic end to the match, with Nigeria making sure of the three points with a third goal – a second from Moses – in stoppage time to win 3-1. Nigeria have a comfortable cushion at the top of Group B, after Cameroon were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Zambia in Limbe.