Newcastle United and the January transfer window
Analysing and debating what to expect from Newcastle in the January transfer window - who could they sign and who might depart?
Last Updated: 30/12/19 9:52pm
What has the manager said?
Don't expect a huge amount of business from Newcastle in the January window.
"Our philosophy has been, since I walked through the door, that I want to work with what I've got," said boss Steve Bruce in December.
"I've said it from day one, since everybody keeps asking me about January up here - if there's something there than can really improve us, we'll act. But in my experience with January, it's always difficult. Nobody wants to sell their best players."
What did Newcastle do in the summer?
Bruce wasted no time in stamping his mark on Newcastle, signing Joelinton from Hoffenheim for a club-record fee of £40m. He also purchased Allan Saint-Maximin from Nice for £20m while Jetro Willems and Emil Krafth joined for undisclosed fees. Andy Carroll also returned to the club on a free transfer.
Ayoze Perez was the biggest departure, departing for £30m to Leicester, while Joselu left for Alaves. Jacob Murphy joined Sheffield Wednesday on loan and Mo Diame was released.
Who have they been linked with?
Granit Xhaka, Arsenal [Sky Sports News]; Habib Diallo, Metz [The Sun]; Stephane Diarra, Le Mans [Newcastle Chronicle]; Jarrod Bowen, Hull City [Daily Mirror] Everton Soares, Gremio [Mercato Foot];
Who could depart?
Dwight Gayle [Daily Telegraph]
Analysis: What to expect this January
Sky Sports News' Keith Downie...
"Newcastle need to add in the final third, so expect them to go looking for a striker and a winger in the January window. However, having broken their club transfer record on the past two windows, it is more likely they will look to explore the loan market next month to fill those positions.
"The £40m striker Joelinton has failed to deliver so far so Steve Bruce will look you bring in another number nine to compete with the Brazilian and Andy Carroll - most likely from abroad. And with key man Allan-Saint Maximin sitting out the start of the year with a hamstring tear the Newcastle boss will look to bring in another body out wide.
"Hull's Jarrod Bowen remains a key target with his contract running down and I would not be surprised to see him arrive from the Championship.
"Space in Steve Bruce's 25-man Premier League squad would have to be freed up to bring in new signings, and Ki Sung-Yeung, Dwight Gayle and Yoshinori Muto are the most vulnerable, with Jack Colback and Henri Saivet almost certain to go out on loan."
How to follow the January transfer window with Sky Sports
Sky Sports will bring you the very latest news from the January transfer market with the return of three shows.
Start your day with Good Morning Transfers at 9am as our team of reporters bring you the latest news and insight. Transfer Talk then follows at midday delivering analysis of the biggest stories. Then join us at 7pm for the definitive round-up of the day's news with The Transfer Show.
Meanwhile, the Transfer Talk podcast will also be back at the turn of the year with more expert analysis from here and across the continent.
And as well as tuning into Sky Sports News, don't miss a thing with our dedicated Transfer Centre blog.