Steve Bruce has urged Newcastle to sort out the futures of Sean and Matty Longstaff.

It is the younger brother's contract situation at St James' Park which is causing the most concern with the teenager now free to talk to rivals clubs with his current deal expiring in the summer.

Serie A giants Inter and AC Milan are both understood to be interested in the midfielder who scored the winning goal against Manchester United on his Premier League debut last October.

“It's a concern for us all,” said Bruce, who revealed managing director Lee Charnley is handling negotiations.

“I hope we can get that tied up.

“But the players have the power these days and we see it often with young players as well.

“I hope there's a bit of common sense.

“There's nobody at his age who has played more games than him. I've dipped him in and out and I can't see another 19-year-old playing regularly.

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“He's got an opportunity and if he's fit, he plays at Oxford.”

While Sean has struggled to rediscover last season's form, he too is looking for improved terms after bursting on the scene 12 months ago.

“I really don't know where they are up to in terms of that,” added the Toon chief.

“We always want to keep our best young players especially if they're Geordies.”

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Newcastle manager Steve Bruce has his concerns over the futures of Sean and Matty Longstaff

Matty is out of contract in the summer and can strike a deal for next season with another club right now.

The Magpies would only get £400,000 in compensation if the teenager finds a new team too.

Matty earns just £1,000-a-week at St James’ Park, while brother Sean is also demanding a pay rise on Tyneside.

Sean was priced out of a move to Old Trafford in the summer, and his future is still up in the air despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer having decided a £30m transfer did not represent value for money.