A plethora of players have been linked with Newcastle United following the £305m takeover of the club.
From the moment the takeover was completed, it was clear that rumours and gossip about the next stars to arrive on Tyneside would ramp up.
And this week has been no different with a huge variety of names from across the globe being linked with a move to Newcastle.
The January transfer window is two months away and Newcastle’s poor start to the season means they will more than likely target a busy window in order to secure their Premier League status come May.
Assuming survival is secured, what could the Newcastle team look like this time next year? Here we have listed a Newcastle United starting XI and substitutes based on the transfer rumours surrounding Newcastle that have emerged recently:
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5. LB: Jamal Lewis
Unsurprisingly, few left-backs have been linked with Newcastle as the more ‘attractive’ attacking options take centre stage, however, Lewis clearly has ability and hopefully a new manager may be able to get the very best out him.
Photo: Michael Regan
6. CM: Marcelo Brozovic
Inter Milan and Brozovic are currently locked in contract talks and reportes suggest Newcastle and Chelsea are sniffing around the midfielder.
Photo: Gabriele Maltinti
7. CM: Donny Van De Beek
When Van de Beek joined Manchester United, many believed they had pulled off one of the transfers of the summer. However, the former Ajax player has been unable to nail down a starting-spot and could be available to leave Old Trafford on-loan in January.
Photo: Michael Regan
8. RW: Ousmane Dembele
The Barcelona star has seen his career stagnate since moving to Spain because of injuries. With the Frenchman out of contract in the summer, could he be tempted with a move to England? Reports suggest he is open to the prospect.
Photo: David Ramos