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

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

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 in four-way tussle to snare Szalai?

Sky Sports' Dharmesh Sheth on Attila Szalai:

"He's attracting interest from the Premier League and Serie A, including from Newcastle, West Ham and AC Milan.

"Last month, the Hungary coach - Marco Rossi - said he believed that Szalai was joining Chelsea. He put that out there, we made a few calls and it was a bit presumptuous, not to say that Chelsea wouldn't be in the market for a player like him.

"We think they have still got a bit of an interest him, given the situation with their central defenders, particularly Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christiansen, whose contracts are up at the end of the season, Cesar Azpilicueta as well.

"What do we know about Szalai? He's a left-footed central defender, which is a position that a lot of clubs are in the market for. He's 23-years-old and his contract at Fenerbahce runs until the summer of 2025 and so we understand that it would take a fee of around 15-20 million Euros to prise him away from them in this transfer window.

"He comes with good pedigree, though. He played every minute of Hungary's Euro 2020 campaign and I think they impressed quite a few people in that tournament."

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Could Marcos Senesi be next arrival?

Newcastle have been linked with Feyenoord's Argentine defender Marcos Senesi.

South American football expert Tim Vickery:

"I liked him a lot in Argentina with San Lorenzo and I could never understand why more of a fuss wasn't made about him before the pandemic.

"Whenever I went down to Argentina before the pandemic, the coach driver who picked me up was a San Lorenzo fan and our main topic of conversation every week was 'why isn't Senesi more talked about and why isn't he in the national team?'

"He's a left-sided centre-back but it's Nicolas Otamendi still in that position for Argentina. He's classy, he anticipates well and plays out from the back well.

"I've not seen him since he went to Feyenoord but he seems to have done pretty well there. I wouldn't know how he's going to get on against quicker, stronger strikers in the Premier League but if Newcastle went down this route, it would be a lot cheaper than signing Diego Carlos of Sevilla."

Which players have been linked?

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).

Newcastle are pushing hard to sign Jesse Lingard but have so far been unable to agree a deal with Manchester United (Sky Sports, January 21). Newcastle have made a second loan offer for Manchester United and England forward Jesse Lingard after their opening bid was rebuffed earlier this week (Daily Mail, January 20); Newcastle are prepared to pay Man Utd £2m to sign Lingard on loan for the remainder of his expiring contract (The Times, January 20); Manchester United have rebuffed an approach from Newcastle to take Lingard on loan for the remainder of the season (Daily Telegraph, January 20); Newcastle have made an approach to Manchester United for Lingard, who is out of contract in the summer and has no interest in renewing his deal at Old Trafford (Sky Sports, January 19); Newcastle and West Ham are on a collision course over Manchester United outcast Lingard (Daily Star on Sunday, January 16).

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).

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, January 20); Newcastle are hoping to get a £30m deal finalised for Diego Carlos this week (Daily Mail, January 18). Newcastle's second offer to Sevilla for Diego Carlos, reportedly worth around £21m, has been turned down by the Spanish side (The Sun, January 14). Newcastle have launched a fresh bid for Carlos and want him on board in time to face Watford this weekend (Daily Mail, January 13); Newcastle have made a £25m offer for Carlos but were quickly rebuffed by the Spanish club (The Sun, January 7); Carlos is on Newcastle's list of potential signings as they look at alternatives to Sven Botman (Daily Telegraph, January 5).

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 are hopeful of signing Aaron Ramsey on loan from Juventus after the Italian club said that the Wales midfielder was free to leave (The Times, January 6); Ramsey is negotiating his way out of Juventus after being told he is no longer part of Max Allegri's first-team plans, with a move back to the Premier League with Newcastle on the cards for this month (Daily Star, January 4).

Newcastle United are in talks over a move for Bayer Leverkusen left-back Mitchel Bakker (Daily Mail, January 19).

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); Lille are considering Newcastle's £29.3m offer for Botman, but are believed to be holding out for at least £35m for the centre-back (Sky Sports, January 8); Newcastle are considering a cut-price move for Bournemouth defender Lloyd Kelly after having an offer for Botman rejected (The Times, January 7).

Newcastle have joined relegation rivals Watford in pursuit of Nantes' 24-year-old winger Ludovic Blas (Daily Star, January 15).

Newcastle view former Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini as the "ideal man" to build their team around (La Dernière Heure, January 14)

Newcastle have been told they will have to find £37.5m to sign Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic (The Sun, January 14).

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).

Newcastle are trying pull off an audacious £80m swoop for RB Leipzig midfielder Amadou Haidara, who has also been linked with a move to Manchester United (The Sun, January 13).

Samuel Umtiti could still leave Barcelona for Newcastle this month despite signing a new contract earlier this week, which was designed mainly to allow the club to register Ferran Torres (Daily Express, January 13).

Talks ongoing between Newcastle and Stade Reims over the signing of Reims striker Hugo Ekitike (Sky Sports News, January 11).

Newcastle are among a host of European clubs linked with Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele (Daily Star, January 11).

Newcastle could rival Ajax for the signing of Tottenham forward Steven Bergwign, who has been the subject of a £15m bid from the Dutch club (90min, January 11).

Everton defender Mason Holgate has emerged as a defensive transfer target for Newcastle (GiveMeSport, January 11).

Newcastle have been quoted £50m by Bayer Leverkusen to sign Czech striker Patrik Schick (Sky Sports News, January 10).

Newcastle are holding talks with Monaco over a move for £35m-rated centre-back Benoit Badiashile (Daily Mail, January 10).

Boubacar Kamara wants a £150,000-a-week deal from his next club after West Ham joined Newcastle in the fight to sign him (The Sun on Sunday, January 9).

Newcastle are ready to make an offer of around £10m for West Ham centre-back Issa Diop (Daily Mail, January 8).

Leicester have joined the transfer war for £15m-rated Norwich ace Todd Cantwell with Newcastle, Liverpool, Tottenham, Leeds and Roma also keeping tabs on the midfielder (The Sun, January 10); Norwich are holding out for £15m from Newcastle for midfielder Todd Cantwell (The Sun, January 8).

Newcastle are monitoring Anthony Martial's situation at Manchester United because of a need to replace injured striker Callum Wilson (Daily Mail, January 7).

Newcastle have stepped up their pursuit of attacking players with Liverpool's Divock Origi and Bournemouth's Dominic Solanke under consideration as strikers and Norwich City's Cantwell of interest to play as a number 10 (Daily Telegraph); Newcastle and one other Premier League club are interested in signing Cantwell. Sky Sports News has been told it would require a bid of around £15m-£20m for Norwich to consider selling. (Sky Sports, January 6).

Newcastle and Italian side Atalanta have been offered the chance to sign Marseille striker Bamba Dieng. The French club are understood to have an asking price of around €15m. (Sky Sports, January 6)

The latest players linked with a Newcastle exit

Everton have made an offer for Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff. Newcastle, however, are keen to hold on to the 24-year-old, who is out of contract at the end of the season. (Sky Sports, January 5); Nottingham Forest are looking into a surprise loan swoop for Newcastle's forgotten midfielder Sean Longstaff (Sun on Sunday, December 18).

Newcastle are looking to find a loan club for striker Dwight Gayle, who is surplus to requirements at St James' Park (Daily Mail, December 4).

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.

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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