The January transfer window is now under way - and with Newcastle United in the middle of an injury crisis, many of urging some of business this month.
The club are looking to do just that if it makes sense, but the Magpies may also keep their powder dry in preparation for the summer window to build on what they did over the close season.
The Magpies finished the summer transfer window with five new signings joining the club: Joelinton, Allan Saint-Maximin, Jetro Willems, Emil Krafth and Andy Carroll all joining.
There is money left over but Lee Charnley and Steve Bruce have played down talk of major recruitment drives - although they have signed Nabil Bentaleb on loan.
Here are the very latest rumours, as of January 21st.
Emmanuel Adebayor (free agent)
Reports claim that Newcastle United are one of several Premier League teams considering a short-term deal for Emmanuel Adebayor.
The former Arsenal, Spurs & Man City forward is a free agent, and reportedly wants one last crack at the top flight - and to hit the 100 goal mark in the league.
He's currently three goals away, and only eight from Didier Drogba's record of 104 - which would make the highest scoring African player in the PL.
At 35, it would be very out of character for NUFC.
Franck Kessie & Hakan Calhanoglu (AC Milan)
It’s been a morning of links to AC Milan midfielders - and the Italian press are now pushing Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie in the direction of United.
This morning it was Hakan Calhanoglu - but reports also claim Kessie is available for the right price.
Danny Rose (Tottenham)
A fall-out between Danny Rose and Jose Mourinho has been played down but with Euro 2020 coming up - the full-back is in need of game time.
So far under Mourinho, Rose has not been in favour, and The Telegraph claim that Newcastle are to offer him an 'escape route.'
With Jetro Willems and Paul Dummett out for the season - Steve Bruce admitted he was looking to sort a short term solution out.
Ricardo Horta (Braga)
Portuguese media are reporting that NUFC are looking at Ricardo Horta of Braga.
The original claim from Ojogo suggested that a bid in the region of £10m might be enough for NUFC, or any other buyer, to clinch Ricardo Horta.
But Sport Witness say that the winger’s release clause is between €25m-€30m.
Horta actually scored against NUFC in a pre-season friendly back in August 2018.
Lucas Biglia (AC Milan)
Reports from Italy claim that AC Milan have offered 33-year-old midfielder Lucas Biglia to Newcastle United.
A report carried by Diario AS claim Biglia’s agent have been in touch with United.
Moussa Dembele (Lyon)
: Lyon's president Jean-Michel Aulas has reaffirmed his side's desire to hold onto the striker.
Newcastle were said to have sent scouts to watch Moussa Dembele earlier this month, and now the Daily Star reports that Steve Bruce would 'love to compete' for the Lyon striker.
Cody Gakpo (PSV)
Foot Mercato report that Newcastle are ready to battle Lyon for the £10 million rated Cody Gakpo.
The PSV winger - who is just 20 - has impressed this season netting four goals, and setting up a further five in just 18 appearances.
Karl Toko-Ekambi (Villarreal)
Le10Sport claim that NUFC are considering a move for Karl Toko-Ekambi.
Spanish Villarreal are willing to sell, according to the report, but for no less than £21 million.
Lyon are said to have already had a bit of around half of that knocked back this month.
He's hit 24 goals in 64 games for the Spanish club.
Krzysztof Piatek (AC Milan)
Newcastle alongside Aston Villa have been credited with an interest in the AC Milan striker who has failed to find the form of last season which earned him a move to the San Siro.
Just four goals this season, and with the return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Milan are ready to cash in.
But according to www.calciomercato.com, the forward doesn't want to move to Newcastle, or Aston Villa but wants a project 'more to his liking.'
Oliver Giroud (Chelsea)
Newcastle were credited with an interest in the 33-year-old striker who has struggled for game time at Chelsea.
The Magpies were linked with a loan move, and while the Frenchman's camp seem open to that possibility, Chelsea are unlikely to let any striker leave without a replacement.
The same goes for Michy Batshuayi.
Ademola Lookman (RB Leipzig)
- Sky Sports claim that any deal with depend on a price of £22m being agreed to be paid in the summer.
Ademola Lookman wants the move to NUFC - as Lee Ryder reports.
RB Leipzig, the forward's current side, also are ready to let him go out on loan but want an fee agreed that would be payable in the summer.
Gedson Fernandes (Benfica)
Newcastle United have been linked with a shock move for Benfica's Gedson Fernandes.
The 20-year-old is reportedly in talks with FOUR Premier League clubs - with Manchester United one of them.
The Mail Online report that Newcastle United are considering joining the race for the youngster.
Benfica are said to be open to sending Fernandes out on loan for 18 months that would include an option to buy.
Cenk Tosun (Everton)
Reports from Turkish media outlet TRT Sport claim that NUFC along with Crystal Palace are considering a loan move for Everton striker Cenk Tosun.
It’s claimed that the 28-year-old, who moved to Goodison Park two years ago for £27 million, has rejected a move to Germany.
The former Besiktas forward has only played 47 times in that time but has netted 10 goals.
The report stated that Tosun is determined to stay in the Premier League
Nikola Kalinic (Atletico Madrid)
Il Corriere report Newcastle have been offered the chance to sign on-loan Roma forward Nikola Kalinic as the Serie A giants look to facilitate a move for Real Madrid’s Mariano Diaz.
The 31-year-old Croatia international is set to return to parent club Atletico Madrid in January and has reportedly already turned down moves to Hellas Verona and Genoa.
Kalinic has found game-time hard to come by at Roma but has enjoyed spells at Fiorentina and AC Milan in recent years.
Newcastle are known to be interested in a new forward and could facilitate a loan move in the January transfer window. It remains to be seen if Kalinic fits that bill.
Gabriel Barbosa (Inter Milan)
Chronicle Live reported last month how NUFC had cast an eye over Inter Milan’s Gabriel Barbosa.
Following his exploits in Brazil - where’s he’s on loan - several teams have been credited with an interest.
Italian media claim that West Ham are leading the race ahead of Crystal Palace - there is no mention of NUFC.
This from Sport Witness...
Tuttosport report that Inter have failed to reach an agreement with Flamengo over a permanent move for the Brazilian, with negotiations at a ‘standstill’.
The player isn’t that keen on a return to Brazil permanently and is instead ‘looking to the Premier League’.
With that in mind, West Ham ‘seem to have made progress on Crystal Palace’ although the newspaper does not mention if negotiations are underway about a potential deal.
Lewis Holgate (Everton)
Newcastle have been credited with an interest in Holgate three times in the last 24 hours, in the Sun on Sunday, the Athletic and via Football Insider.
The 23-year-old centre-back has been a key man for Everton in Duncan Ferguson's two games as interim boss but there's a feeling he could be up for sale with competition from Seamus Coleman for first team football.
His contract is up in 2020 but Newcastle, Sheffield United and Bournemouth are all 'monitoring' the defender.
He would tick United's box in terms of age and potential - although Everton might be loathe to lose him, especially as he's in-form at the moment.
Dwight McNeil (Burnley)
Newcastle are long-standing admirers of the Burnley winger and the Guardian claims they're again looking at him.
But the Clarets may not want to sell in January, with the Magpies instead believing he's a "long-term project".
Jarrod Bowen (Hull)
Newcastle have serious interest in the Hull forward, who is the Championship's in-form player.
The Tigers man would not be sale for upwards of £20million, according to the Championship club but Steve Bruce likes him and the club are seriously looking at the deal.
But the Daily Star Sunday write that Leicester "look Bowen’s likeliest destination next month", with Leeds also keen.
Here are the other players linked with Newcastle in the last few months:
Macauley Bonne (Charlton)
According to talkSPORT Newcastle United are leading the race for Macauley Bonne.
The Charlton striker has hit six goals in the Championship this season and is said to be interesting Leicester City and Fulham too.
He only joined Charlton in summer for £200,000 from Leyton Orient.
Odion Ighalo (Shanghai Shenhu)
Reports claim that NUFC are among the sides looking to bring Odion Ighalo back to the Premier League.
The former Watford man moved to China after scoring 36 Premier Leagues in 96 top-flight appearances.
TEAMtalk report that Ighalo is ready to return to England after spells with Changchun Yatai and Shanghai Shenhu.
Stephane Diarra (Le Mans)
According to L’Equipe, Newcastle, Leicester and Celtic have been scouting 20-year-old winger Stephane Diarra.
Diarra has scored three times in 16 games for Ligue 2 outfit Le Mans this season and has attempted the third most dribbles of any players in the division.
The report claims the three clubs have scouted Diarra ‘intensely’.
Mbwana Samatta (Genk)
14.11.19: Reports claim that Mbwana Samatta has told reporters that he is not aware of any interest form either NUFC or West Ham.
He's on international duty with Tanzania, and was questioned as he landed at the airport.
Newcastle United are tracking Genk striker Mbwana Samatta, according to the BBC’s Ian Dennis.
The 26-year-old is said to have a release clause of £10 million.
He’s scored six goals this season, adding to his total of 32 from last year.
West Ham also said to be interested.
Granit Xhaka (Arsenal)
The Times reports that Newcastle are weighing up a winter move for Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka.
The report claims Xhaka would be a loan move and Newcastle would offer to pay a percentage of the player's £130,000 wage - with United's wage ceiling for new signings pushed by Miguel Almiron's £80,000-a-week wage.
The Swiss midfielder was stripped of the captaincy this week after storming from the pitch after being substituted - he appeared to swear at his own fans. He was further annoyed at the club for putting his Instagram statement in the club programme this week, and adding an introductory sentence.
With Euro 2020 on the horizon, the selling point is said to be the offer of first-team football.
Habib Diallo (Metz FC)
The Express report that Newcastle United have been monitoring Metz forward Habib Diallo.
The 24-year-old has scored seven goals in 11 games.
The Senegalese international is thought to be rated at around £7 million.
Degnand Wilfried Gnonto (Inter Milan)
Reports in Italy claim that Newcastle United are monitoring 15-year-old Degnand Wilfried Gnonto.
The Inter Milan youngster has impressed and Inter News claim that Arsenal and the Magpies are considering a move for the defender.
The claim goes onto state Inter are looking to offer him a contract to stave off interest.
Alex Kral - Spartak Moscow
It's claimed that NUFC scouted 21-year-old Alex Kral over the weekend as Spartak Moscow beat Lokomotiv Moscow 3-0.
The defensive midfielder shone for the Czech Republic last month against England - and has several Premier League admirers according to report.
He only moved to Spartak in the summer for €11m.
Reagan Thomson (Queen's Park)
Claims from north of the border report that United are 'closing in' on a deal for 16-year-old Reagan Thomson.
The Daily Record claim that United have opened talks over the youngster and are close to agreeing a 'substantial fee' for the player, and could see a move completed for January.
Papiss Cisse (Alanyaspor)
A report in Teamtalk on Monday, October 28 claimed Cisse's agent was ringing round Premier League clubs offering the striker's services - with Newcastle one of the clubs invited to bid.
But the report was quickly knocked down by the club and sources close to the player, who suggested there has been no contact with United.
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Jean-Philippe Mateta (Mainz)
In October there were claims from Germany that NUFC made a summer bid for Jean-Philippe Mateta.
SportBild claim that United were one of eight clubs who made a move - the Magpies’ bid totalling €28m.
The forward hasn’t played this season after undergoing an operation.
Ugurcan Cakir (Trabzonspor)
Turkish outlet 61 Saat namechecked United as one of four clubs who had sent "observers" to watch 23-year-old goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir.
The Trabzonspor stopper has also been watched by Liverpool, Arsenal and Spurs according to the website - although the quality of Turkish transfer rumours is notoriously sketchy.
Although Newcastle are monitoring a wide range of players - including goalkeepers - at the moment, they are also considering a possible succession plan which would see Freddie Woodman take over from Martin Dubravka, who is close to signing a new contract.
Cakir has been impressing in the Super Lig recently and has a single cap for his country.
Lewis Gibson (Everton)
Newcastle United are being tipped to re-sign Gibson, the promising centre-back, in the summer when he is out of contract.
The 19-year-old left the club to join Everton in a £6million deal and was part of the England under-17 side which won the World Cup. But, according to the Daily Mail, he has grown frustrated at a lack of first team football after two years starring for the under-23s.
He is close to the Longstaff brothers and has seen the pair progress. The Liverpool Echo confirmed his progress is "at a crossroads" and he may re-assess his options in the summer, when Newcastle would be ready to move again.
Sean Longstaff (Newcastle United)
Longstaff is still on the radar of Manchester United, according to national reports.
The Daily Star claim that MUFC’s Ed Woodward believes they can get Sean Longstaff to Old Trafford in the winter for just £40m.
MUFC also want to add some steel to their midfield and are preparing to launch a fresh bid to land rising Magpies star Longstaff.
Longstaff, 21, has had an up and down season but has been earmarked as a future England international.
MUFC enquired about Longstaff in the summer but were put off by the Magpies’ asking price of around £55m.
But Woodward believes the current crisis on Tyneside could persuade the troubled club to cash in on Longstaff in January and agree to sell him for around £40m.
Rony Lopes (Sevilla)
September 24th: Julen Lopetegui is reportedly ready to allow NUFC target Rony Lopes to leave Sevilla this January.
The Spanish club paid €25m for the creative player last month but GOL Digital report he’ll be allowed to move on in the winter.
Lopes is someone United have scouted ahead of the window.
September 15th: Chronicle Live exclusive that NUFC are 'monitoring' Lopes.
August 2019: Moves to Sevilla
August 7th: L'Equipe claim that Lopes is being 'courted' by Newcastle United as well as Everton and West Ham.
Monaco’s Rony Lopes is of interest to Newcastle United, according L’Equipe. He’ll cost between €25-30m, and the likes of Everton and West Ham have also been credited with an interest.