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Newcastle transfer rumours: January transfer window targets

Transfer news, rumours and gossip from St James' Park after £300m takeover of Newcastle United; January transfer window opened on Saturday January 1 and will close on Monday January 31

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All the latest Newcastle transfer news, rumours and gossip, as new manager Eddie Howe looks to improve his squad in the January transfer window...

Newcastle complete Guimaraes signing from Lyon

Newcastle have signed Brazil international midfielder Bruno Guimaraes from Lyon for £40m.

Guimaraes, 24, completed a medical in Brazil on Friday ahead of signing a contract until 2026.

Newcastle agreed a package of £33.3m plus around £6.5m in add-ons with French club Lyon to make the midfielder their third signing this January, following the arrivals of Kieran Trippier and Chris Wood.

'Newcastle's pursuit of Diego Carlos not over'

SSN Chief Reporter Kaveh Solhekol:

There is still a small chance Diego Carlos to Newcastle deal could still happen. Sevilla have publicly ruled out the player leaving but people working on the deal are not giving up yet.

Sevilla have publicly ruled out the prospect of Brazilian defender Carlos leaving but people working on the deal are not giving up yet.

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Meanwhile, Newcastle will be able to sign the 28-year-old if they offer Sevilla €45m (£37.7m) for the centre-back.

Carlos has turned down the offer of a new contract at Sevilla and would like to move to Newcastle, as Sky Sports News reported last week, but the Premier League club are currently refusing to pay more than about €30m (£25.1m).

Who is the latest players linked with move?

Newcastle United want to make a last-ditch effort to sign left-back Matt Targett from Aston Villa (The Sun, January 31).

Newcastle have agreed a fee of £13m with Brighton for defender Dan Burn. The defender is set to travel to the North East to undergo a medical. Newcastle had a second bid of £10m plus add-ons for Burn rejected on Saturday (Sky Sports News, January 30).

Newcastle are weighing up a late big-money bid for Wolves captain Conor Coady as they are willing to pay in excess of £25m to sign the England international (Daily Star Sunday, January 30).

West Ham star Issa Diop has emerged as the latest name on Newcastle's transfer radar (Sun on Sunday, January 30); Newcastle's hunt for a new centre-back during the January transfer window could lead them to West Ham's Issa Diop (Daily Star, January 28).

Newcastle are closing in on a double signing before the close of the January transfer window with deals for Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah and Brighton defender Dan Burn likely to bring an end to their recruitment this month (Daily Telegraph, January 28)

Newcastle's attempts to sign Andrea Belotti have fallen on deaf ears, in a situation reminiscent of rivals Arsenal's failed approach for Dusan Vlahovic (Daily Mirror, January 28).

Bayern Munich and Germany great Thomas Muller has emerged as a shock transfer target for Newcastle United and one other Premier League team, according to reports in Germany (Daily Star, January 27).

Newcastle are leading the chase to sign Dele Alli this month but Brighton, Burnley and Everton are among a clutch of Premier League teams poised to move for the midfielder if he is still at Tottenham at the start of next week (Daily Mail, January 26).

Manchester United are "petrified" of letting Jesse Lingard leave and him proving a success elsewhere, according to those close to the midfielder, after his proposed loan move to Newcastle effectively collapsed over United's insistence on a £12million survival payment if he helps the Toon stay up (Daily Mirror, January 28); Newcastle United have all but given up hope of signing Jesse Lingard with one source telling Sky Sports News the deal is now dead. Meanwhile, Newcastle will be able to sign Diego Carlos if they offer Sevilla €45m (£37.7m) for the centre-back (Sky Sports News, January 25).

Personal terms are being discussed on a £16m transfer for the Holland international left back Mitchel Bakker (Daily Mail, January 24).

Ousmane Dembele is coming under consideration as a possible target this month. Barcelona want their contract rebel to go so they can recoup an £18m fee and lose his high salary (Daily Mail, January 24).

Newcastle are leading the chase to sign James Tarkowski but will need to bid big for the defender if they want to land him in January (The Sun on Sunday, January 23).

Newcastle will hold fresh talks on Sunday over a move for Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma (The Mail on Sunday, January 23).

Newcastle United and Watford are considering making a loan move for Leicester midfielder Hamza Choudhury (Daily Mail, January 22).

Newcastle United have joined a long list of teams interested in concluding a January move for Olympiakos and Senegal defender Pape Abou Cisse, who has impressed at the Africa Cup of Nations (The Sun, January 22).

Atalanta are toying with the idea of cashing in on Robin Gosens, with the left-sided Germany international already being scouted by Newcastle (Daily Mirror, January 20); Newcastle are expected to make an offer to Atalanta for wing-back Gosens (Mail on Sunday, January 16).

Newcastle are hoping to complete a deal to sign Atalanta striker Duvan Zapata on loan until the end of the season after it emerged the striker is keen on a move (Sunday Express, January 23).

Diego Carlos during the Champions League match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, London.
Image: Diego Carlos is a target for Newcastle this month

Tottenham could use Giovani Lo Celso as bait to try and beat Newcastle United to the signing of Sevilla defender Diego Carlos (The Sun, January 27). Carlos still hoping Sevilla and Newcastle can agree a deal for him to move to St James' Park. The player is aware that time is running out. He respects Sevilla's position that they will not let him go unless their valuation is met (Sky Sports News, January 25).

Newcastle could see their hopes of a successful move for Diego Carlos given a welcome boost over the next few days, with the player's representatives having entered into crisis talks with Sevilla director Monchi (Sunday Express, January 23). Newcastle are moving closer to a deal for Diego Carlos, but still face competition to sign the Sevilla defender from another Premier League club (Sky Sports News, January 20);

Newcastle will have to break their transfer record for Lille centre-back Sven Botman (Sun on Sunday, January 16); Newcastle are maintaining contact with Lille over defender Botman (Daily Mail, January 14). Newcastle's hopes of signing Botman in January could be over, with Lille refusing to consider the Magpies' offer for the defender (The Athletic, January 11).

Confirmed Newcastle signings

Bruno Guimaraes - Lyon, £40m

Kieran Trippier - Atletico Madrid, £15m

Chris Wood - Burnley, £25m

The latest players linked with a Newcastle exit

Bournemouth are in advanced talks to sign Newcastle United goalkeeper Freddie Woodman (Football Insider, January 31).

Confirmed Newcastle departures

Rosaire Longelo - Accrington, undisclosed

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Who will be on the move in January?

The January transfer window opens on Saturday January 1, 2022 and closes at 11pm on Monday January 31.

Keep up-to-date with all the latest transfer news and rumours in our dedicated Transfer Centre blog on Sky Sports' digital platforms. You can also catch up with the ins, outs and analysis on Sky Sports News.

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