Newcastle United news: Transfer update, Atsu fears for place

Cheick Tiote and Rafa Benitez

Cheick Tiote and Rafa Benitez

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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.