Worrying Newcastle United transfer update as 'possibility' deal could happen

Newcastle United boss Eddie Howe. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)Newcastle United boss Eddie Howe. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Newcastle United boss Eddie Howe. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images) | Getty Images
January exit talk continues to take centre stage at Newcastle United.

Newcastle United head coach Eddie Howe admits it is a "possibility someone could leave" before the January transfer window shuts on Thursday evening.

The Magpies beat Fulham 2-0 last night to progress into the fifth round of the FA Cup but uncertainty remains over certain players' futures. Kieran Trippier has confirmed he's staying put amid interest from Bayern Munich but there are question marks regarding Miguel Almiron's future, and possibly Callum Wilson.

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The Paraguayan, who has attracted interest from the Saudi Pro League, wasn't in the squad for the visit to West London because of illness. Wilson has been linked with numerous Premier League clubs as he hopes to return from injury against Aston Villa on Tuesday night.

Newcastle United boss Eddie Howe. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)Newcastle United boss Eddie Howe. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Newcastle United boss Eddie Howe. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Howe has maintained the message that he doesn't want anyone to depart but admits that a scenario could arise.

“Would I take that [the window shutting now]? Yeah, I probably would,” said Howe. “If you gave me that choice now, I would probably take it. That’s with no knowledge of what’s going to happen in the next few days because I’m probably as much in the dark as you are.

"I’ve been out of contact for 24 hours. Let’s see what happens when I get back into what else is happening, other than this game. I think if we’re able to go with the same squad that we have had, then I would take that."

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Howe added: “It’s difficult because I’m not in daily or hourly contact with what’s going on. I’m sort of a step removed from everything. There’s a possibility someone could leave before the window shuts, I think I made that clear in the press conference. I don’t think that’s changed, but we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.”

“Miggy is genuinely ill,” said Howe. “He’s been so important for us. Last year, he was a big goal-getter for us. This year, he’s worked incredibly hard, and he’s been reliable for us. He’s always been fit. He hasn’t missed many games, and that’s been vitally important for us when we’ve had so many injuries to our attacking players.

“He’s not underestimated by me in terms of his personality and what he produces on the pitch. Of course, I’d like to keep him.”

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