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

Thomas Muller
Image: Thomas Muller is wanted by two Premier League clubs, according to reports

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

Who is the latest players linked with move?

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 have agreed a fee with Lyon in the region of £30m to sign midfielder Bruno Guimaraes. It is understood the Brazil international will undergo a medical in his homeland on Wednesday. However, Lyon have released a statement denying an agreement has been reached (Sky Sports News, January 26).

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).

Newcastle are interested in signing Brighton centre-back Dan Burn. One source has told Sky Sports News that a £7m bid has been made (Sky Sports News, January 26).

'Newcastle's pursuit of Diego Carlos appears over'

SSN Chief Reporter Kaveh Solhekol on 'The Transfer Show' (January 27):

"It looks like Newcastle's pursuit of Diego Carlos is over, the two sides were too far apart, Newcastle were not willing to pay what Sevilla wanted.

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"And we are not getting any indication Newcastle are going to go back in and increase their offer and it looks like they have already turned to alternative targets for those centre-back positions."

'Newcastle still looking to strengthen in every area'

SSN reporter Dharmesh Sheth on 'The Transfer Show' (January 27):

"Newcastle are still looking to strengthen in every area of the pitch and particularly in defence - they remain in talks with Bayer Leverkusen about signing their left back Mitchel Bakker.

"He would cost around £16m, Leverkusen would do business with Newcastle, provided they can bring in a replacement for Bakker and all the suggestions are this one could run all the way into TDD and it could be a late deal that gets completed.

"They have also made an offer for Brighton defender Dan Burn on Wednesday for around £7m and if that was a first bid, you'd expect Brighton to say, 'No thanks, up your offer….'

'Newcastle still pushing for Guimaraes deal'

SSN reporter Dharmesh Sheth on 'The Transfer Show' (January 27):

"Newcastle are still pushing for a deal for Bruno Guimaraes to be done. Lyon came out on Wednesday saying there is no deal or agreement between us and Newcastle over the transfer of Bruno Guimaraes.

"Soon after that, I got a call saying an official bid has now gone in. Now, that same source then told me that Lyon had actually rejected that first bid and wanted another €10m in bonuses.

"I'm told talks are continuing with a suggestion Newcastle are still willing to make that deal happen, so are they going to go towards what Lyon want for the player?

"Now another source told me that what is delaying the deal is Lyon need to find a replacement and reports in France today say Lyon are now in talks with Brest over the signing of Romain Faivre.

"That would not be a direct replacement for the player, but it would be using some of the money they would be getting for Bruno Guimaraes and then they would use the rest of it to bring in a direct replacement."

Who else have they been linked with?

Jesse Lingard is furious with Manchester United after revelations that any deal to loan him to Newcastle United would cost the St James' Park club more than £1m a week because of a significant survival bonus (Daily Mail, January 27). 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).

Newcastle will hold a meeting on Monday to assess where they are with their transfer targets, with just over a week remaining in the window (Daily Mail, January 24).

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).

Burnley's James Tarkowski walks on the pitch before the Premier League match at Goodison Park, Liverpool. Picture date: Monday September 13, 2021.
Image: James Tarkowski is attracting interest from Newcastle

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);

Aaron Ramsey is reported to have upset his Juventus employers by rejecting the chance of a loan move to big-spending Newcastle as well as two other Premier League clubs (The Sun, 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).

Donny van der Beek
Image: Donny van de Beek has not made a single Premier League start this season

Newcastle United, Everton and Wolves are interested in Manchester United's wantaway midfielder Donny van de Beek (Daily Mirror, January 22); Manchester United have offered Donny van de Beek on loan to Newcastle and Borussia Dortmund with the Dutchman struggling for game time at Old Trafford (Manchester Evening News, January 13).

Confirmed Newcastle signings

Kieran Trippier - Atletico Madrid, £15m

Chris Wood - Burnley, £25m

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.

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