Former Newcastle United players Andy Carroll and Loic Remy have today been linked with moves back to St James's Park.
West Ham United are reportedly willing to offload Carroll in this month's transfer window.
Chelsea are also said to be ready to loan out Loic Remy in the window, and United are said to be interested in signing him.
Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren is preparing his relegation-threatened team for Saturday's third round FA Cup tie against Watford.
The club's has never got beyond the competition's fourth round since Mike Ashley bought the club.
Meanwhile, midfielder Gael Bigirimana has had his loan at former club Coventry City extended until January 24.