Five players that could sign for Newcastle United in January - and eight that probably won’t: gallery

Newcastle United transfers: A whole host of players have been linked with a move to Newcastle in January - but how likely are they to actually make a move?

Newcastle United’s recent injury troubles have sparked into life a conversation about their business in the January transfer window and whether they will have to be more active in the market than they may have previously thought.

Addition in defence, midfield and attack have been mooted during the window with the Magpies set to potentially strengthen Eddie Howe’s squad with a couple of additions when the transfer window opens.

But who could these new players be and how likely are some of the latest transfer rumours to come true?

Here, we take a look at 13 players that have been linked with a move to St James’ Park when the January transfer window opens and assess whether a move to Tyneside is likely or not: