Newcastle United are set to lose out on another midfield target.
The club had been interested taking Everton's Tom Cleverley on loan.
But the 27-year-old is today on the brink of a move to a Premier League club.
One United player who is likely to be on the move this month is long-serving Cheick Tiote.
Spanish club Sporting Gijon hope to secure a deal for the midfielder in the next 48 hours.
Meanwhile, Christian Atsu, on a season-long loan from Chelsea, has revealed his concerns over his place at Newcastle while he is away with Ghana for the African Cup of Nations.