The best starting XI of players Newcastle United have been linked with in the January transfer window

Newcastle United have been linked with a host of players this month.

The Magpies’ recent takeover has seen them linked with some of the biggest names in football - some more realistic than others.

After the rumours of the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Marc-Andre ter Stegen joining the club died down, Newcastle have expressed interest in a number of stars to help them avoid relegation.

Here is the best XI of players Eddie Howe’s side have been linked with since the transfer window opened...

Keylor Navas

RMC Sport reported that Newcastle contacted PSG earlier this week about the availability of goalkeeper, Keylor Navas, however were quickly shut down by the French club.

The Costa Rica international has won league titles with both PSG and Real Madrid, while also claiming three Champions League winner medals with the Spanish outfit.

Kieran Trippier

Kieran Trippier is one of the best players a team in the relegation zone could ask for and Newcastle fans will hope the defender can play an important part in saving their Premier League status this season.

Diego Carlos

Diego Carlos has looked extremely likely to join Newcastle this week, with Sky Sports News claiming they are ‘moving closer’ to a deal for the centre-back.

The 28-year-old has been an ever-present figure in Sevilla’s backline, winning the Europa League in his first season with the club.

Carlos was previously linked with moves to Manchester City and Liverpool.

Niklas Sule

Newcastle were linked with a move for Bayern Munich’s Niklas Sule, with the defender’s contract expiring in the summer.

Chelsea and Barcelona have also been rumoured to be interested.

Robin Gosens

Newcastle United have been linked with Atalanta’s Robin Gosens this week and reports in Italy have claimed they are prepared to triple the wing-backs wages.

The 27-year-old made four appearances for Germany at the 2020 Euro tournament.

Donny van de Beek

Donny van de Beek has been linked with a number of Premier League clubs this month after continuing to fall down the pecking order at Old Trafford.

The Dutchman looks destined for the exit door, less than two years after joining Manchester United.

Boubacar Kamara

The Toon had been linked with a January swoop for Marseille’s Boubacar Kamara, with Chelsea and Manchester United also interested in the midfielder.

The 22-year-old is out of contract in the summer and so could leave the French club for as little as £5 million this month, according to Corriere dello Sport.

Philippe Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho’s desire to leave Barcelona this month was well documented and Newcastle United were one team that were interested in signing him on loan.

However, the Brazilian opted to reunite with Steven Gerrard at Aston Villa.

Ousmane Dembele

Newcastle have been continuously linked with a move for Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele, with the La Liga club desperate to sell him this month.

At 24, the Frenchman has already won two La Liga titles and the 2018 World Cup.

Raheem Sterling

Raheem Sterling was previously linked with a move away from the Etihad Stadium, with a number of clubs interested - including Eddie Howe’s side.

However, the rumours have died down now as he has found himself back in Manchester City’s starting line-up.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Following Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s falling out at Arsenal, the striker was heavily linked with a move to St. James’ Park.

However, there has been no mention of a move in recent days and Saudi Arabia’s Al-Nassr have now made a loan offer for the 32-year-old.