The race to sign Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer took another twist with the news RB Leipzig could make a move for the Norwegian.

Elsewhere, we look back at that famous interview between Kevin Keegan and Sir Alex Ferguson at Euro 96.

Here are your Newcastle United headlines for June 19:

Kristoffer Ajer competition

German side RB Leipzig are considering a move for Newcastle United target Kristoffer Ajer.

But the Norwegian international is believed to be second choice for the Bundesliga side, and they will only follow up their interest if they don't sign Wolfsburg's Maxence Lacroix.

Reports this weekend say Ajer is now on Leipzig's radar after a series of impressive performances for Celtic, with Newcastle United also keen on the 23-year-old.

Magpies scouts have followed the defender's progress and, with one year remaining on his contract at Celtic Park, he is expected to move on this summer.

Bayer Leverkusen are another side with interest in Ajer, but Newcastle are hoping to strike a deal of around £6-8million for the highly-rated Norway international.

Shearer's advice to Kane

Alan Shearer does not believe it's 'time to panic' with Harry Kane but the Newcastle United legend has advised the England captain to stop coming short and to scream at his team-mates to cross the ball into the box.

Kane has failed to impress in either of England's opening group games against Croatia and Scotland at Euro 2020 and the 27-year-old was substituted on both occasions.

"A month ago, he got the Golden Boot. He had the most assists in the Premier League so I don't think it's time to panic," Shearer said while looking at Kane's clips from the 0-0 draw.

"It's just a reminder to Harry and I saw it in his game last night: he can't keep coming short for the ball. You've got to offer the defenders other problems in going long and, at times, I just thought he made it easier for the defenders by doing that.

"In his defence, I thought it was far too negative last night because, yes, we want to play a possession-based game but, at times, you've got to look forward. You've got to pass that ball forward. You've got to break the lines."

When Keegan met Fergie

Jim Rosenthal admits 'there was a tingle' when he interviewed Kevin Keegan and Sir Alex Ferguson together at Euro 96, because he knew it was going to be gold.

The pair had gone head to head in a fiery end to the Premier League season, with Keegan's famous "I would love it" TV interview just a few months before.

"When this thing blew up, it was manna from heaven for us," the broadcaster and presenter of the breakfast show on Union JACK radio told ChronicleLive.

"They're both with us, they're both going to be working with us - let's get them together for the first time.

"Everyone explodes in certain situations, but you can see they are both magnificent football men who had a huge respect for each other and the truth probably came out in that interview.

"I think Kevin had a rattle that he was threatening to hit Alex with and said, 'Good job it's not a wooden one like it used to be because those things used to weigh a tonne' and then he was grabbing him by the throat and all that stuff."

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Duff's England verdict

Former Newcastle and Chelsea winger Damien Duff does not believe that Gareth Southgate knows his best team following England's 'bad' performance against Scotland.

While analysing the 0-0 draw alongside Arsenal legend Liam Brady, Duff said England's display was 'awful' and the Irishman noted how the Three Lions' 'world-class' attacking talent have not looked the same players while representing their country at the tournament.

"For as good as Scotland were, England were as bad as Liam said there," Duff told RTE. "It's three years since Russia. England have played 3-4-3 nearly the whole three years. All of a sudden, they come to the tournament - I know [Harry] Maguire is out - and they're playing 4-2-3-1.

"Gareth Southgate said in the press this week that he knows 10 out of his best 11. I don't think he's anywhere near that. He doesn't know his best right-back. He doesn't know his best left-back. I don't think he knows his frontline, either. I don't see it at all."