Newcastle United consider late double swoop as duo near exit to Championship club
The final day of the January transfer has arrived and Newcastle are at the heart of the speculation as they look to make more new additions to Eddie Howe’s squad.
Brighton defender Dan Burn, Aston Villa full-back Matt Targett and Reims youngster Hugo Ekitike are all expected to move to Tyneside before the time the deadline passes at 11pm tonight.
But there are a raft of other names being linked with moves in and out of the club as the Magpies look to complete what has already been an impressive window so far.
Late move for Red Devils stopper
Manchester United and England goalkeeper Dean Henderson has been discussed as a potential loan target for the Magpies.
The 24-year-old has struggled for game-time at Old Trafford and has made just two appearances in all competitions this season.
The Manchester Evening News have reported Newcastle are willing to cover the keeper’s £110,000 weekly wages and pay a loan fee.
A move for Henderson would bring an end to the Magpies interest in Jesse Lingard and would also indicate at least one senior goalkeeper would be allowed to leave St James Park by the end of the day.
Hammers defender link
French outlet RMC Sport have reported Newcastle have made a £6.6million bid for West Ham United defender Issa Diop.
However, the same report suggests the Hammers will reject any offer for the Frenchman following injuries to Kurt Zouma and Angelo Ogbonna.
Move for Gunners striker rebuffed
The Express have suggested Newcastle have shelved their interest in Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah.
The England Under-21 striker has been the subject of interest from clubs in the Premier League and Bundesliga throughout the last month.
A move to Tyneside is unlikely after the Gunners rejected an enquiry from Newcastle over the weekend and the Telegraph have reported Nketiah will remain at the Emirates until the end of the season.
Surprise Carrasco links
Atletico Madrid winger Yannick Carrasco has been the subject of late interest from Newcastle and Premier League rivals Spurs - according to Foot Mercato.
The Belgian international has been a long-term target for a number of Premier League clubs and spent time working under former Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez during his time with Chinese Super League club Dalian Professional.
The report states Newcastle and Spurs are in talks with Carrasco’s agent Pini Zahavi over a last-ditch move before Monday night’s deadline.
Boro interest in United duo
Several outlets are reporting Magpies duo Ciaran Clark and Jeff Hendrick are closing in on a move to Championship neighbours Middlesbrough.
With several incomings planned on Monday, Eddie Howe is looking to move on a number of squad players and Teesside is a possible destination for the Republic of Ireland International.