Indeed, that could all change very quickly for Newcastle United and top-flight rivals, with speculation gradually increasing day by day.
Time is on Steve Bruce and co’s side too, with the winter market open until 11pm on Monday, February 1.
The Magpies spent big in the summer on the likes of Callum Wilson and Jamal Lewis, so any new arrivals will likely be as loans.
But as always, we’re sharing the latest news and gossip from around the web – so scroll down to see what features:
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Rolando Aarons is likely to be first out the Newcastle United exit door this month with Huddersfield Town in talks to sign the winger. (Sky Sports)
Andy Carroll could also depart. West Brom boss Sam Allardyce has listed the striker as a possible transfer option. (Daily Mail)
Fulham want to sign Dwight Gayle with an incentivised deal that will involve a small fee now and increase if the striker keeps Scott Parker side’s in the Premier League. (Daily Mail)
Gayle is also being targeted by Qatari duo Al-Gharafa, managed by former Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic, and Al-Duhail, led by ex-Nottingham Forest boss Sabri Lamouchi. (Daily Mail)
Leeds United are leading West Brom, Southampton and Sheffield United in the race to sign Leicester City winger Demarai Gray, whose contract expires this summer. (Daily Mirror via HITC)
Leeds, alongside Juventus, have been credited with having “admiring glances” at young Manchester City defender Luke Mbete. (The Athletic)
Marcelo Bielsa has blocked a loan exit for Leeds youngster Sam Greenwood, personally insisting the forward stays and fights for a first-team spot. (Wales Online)
Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori is most likely to join Leeds this month as cover for the injured Robin Koch. (BBC Sport)
Wolves winger Adama Traore still wants to leave Molineux in January. His price-tag is set at £50million and Leeds are showing keen interest. (Eurosport)
Burnley boss Sean Dyche has listed Jed Wallace, James McCarthy, Phil Jones, Jason Knight and Lewis O’Brien as possible January targets. (The Sun via HITC)
Percy Tau will “almost certainly” return to Brighton & Hove Albion in the next few weeks with the midfielder finally expected to secure a work permit. (Het Laatste Nieuws via Sport Witness)