“I don’t know anything about Newcastle,” said Emery, who has previously managed Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain.
It is claimed by AS that neither Emery nor his employers are willing to give up on their “ambitious project”.
Newcastle’s search for a new head coach is nearing its conclusion a fortnight after Bruce’s departure. The winless club is 19th in the Premier League with four points from 10 games ahead of Saturday’s game against seventh-placed Brighton and Hove Albion. Graeme Jones, put in charge on an “interim basis”, could again be at the helm at the Amex Stadium.