World Cup winner now 'tempted' to join Newcastle United after summer transfer window 'snub'

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The latest transfer talk from Newcastle United as the Magpies consider moves ahead of the January transfer window.

Newcastle United are reportedly considering a move for a new goalkeeper during the January transfer window - despite Eddie Howe throwing his support behind Martin Dubravka.

With regular number one Nick Pope set to miss the remainder of the season after suffering a serious shoulder injury in the home win against Manchester United, the Slovakia international took his place between the sticks for the defeats against Everton and Tottenham Hotspur.

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Speaking ahead of those games, Howe said of Dubravka: “We really believe in Martin. I have always had that high opinion of him. Martin is a high-class goalkeeper, he is a brilliant shot-stopper himself. He is very good with his feet and his distribution, so there’s no hesitation in bringing Martin into the team and I hope he does really well.”

With the January transfer window now approaching, reports suggesting Dubravka has suffered an injury are believed to have led Newcastle to consider bringing in another goalkeeper on a short-term deal.

Links with former Manchester United star David de Gea and Arsenal stopper Aaron Ramsdale have been widely reported over the weekend - but reports in France have suggested the Magpies could make a move for Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris after they were initially linked with the World Cup winner during the summer.

The former Lyon star reportedly rebuffed that interest after refusing to play a backup role to Nick Pope - but is now ready to consider a move to Tyneside according to L'Equipe. The report states Lloris 'may be interested' in a short-term deal with the Magpies after he has failed to make an appearance for Ange Postecoglou's side this season.

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Summer signing Guglielmo Vicario has firmly established himself as Spurs number one and former Magpies academy stopper Fraser Forster is lead support for the Italian. That has left Lloris watching on from the sidelines - but he could now consider a move to Newcastle if an offer comes in from the Magpies.

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