Newcastle United are preparing for their first summer transfer window under their new PIF-led ownership.
For the first time in a very long time, Magpies fans head into a summer full of optimism and excitement, knowing their club has ambitions to compete higher under the Premier League table next season.
Eddie Howe’s mantra is “evolution not revolution” as he downplays a summer of extortionate spending - but that doesn’t mean United won’t be busy.
NewcastleWorld takes a look at when the summer transfer opens and closes, plus what positions they’re looking to strengthen:
When does the summer transfer window open?
The summer transfer window opens on Friday, June 10, though international deals, such as Erling Haaland to Manchester City, will go through from July 1.
Negotiations with clubs can take place before then. As well as the Haaland deal for example, Liverpool have reached an agreement to sign Fulham’s Fabio Carvalho when his contract expires.
Thursday, June 30 is another date to note, as that’s the day players’ contracts tend to expire.
What deals have been done so far?
Man City have agreed to sign Haaland from Borussia Dortmund, while Carvalho will join Liverpool from Fulham on a free transfer.
Aston Villa have been busy already - announcing the capture of Philippe Coutinho on a permanent basis and Boubacar Kamara from Marseille.
Kamara, a midfielder linked with Newcastle last summer, will join Villa when his contract in France expires.
What transfer business are Newcastle expected to do?
Newcastle are expected to be busy in the transfer window, with a goalkeeper, central defender, central midfielder and striker top priority.
One deal the Magpies could tie up in the coming weeks is left-back Matt Targett, though nothing is set in stone despite his hugely successful loan spell from Aston Villa.
There will be a number of outgoings too.
Ciaran Clark, Jamal Lewis, Isaac Hayden, Jeff Hendrick and Freddie Woodman - all left out of the club’s 25-man squad for the second-half of the season - are most obviously at risk.
So to are Dwight Gayle and Matt Ritchie as they found game time hard to come by under Howe.
When does the summer transfer window close?
The summer transfer window closes at 11pm on Thursday, September 1.
That gives Newcastle a window of 12 weeks or 84 days in which to conduct their transfer business ahead of the 2022-23 campaign.
The new season will be three weeks old by then, with the Premier League campaign kicking off on the weekend commencing Saturday, August 6.