Newcastle United are working "tirelessly" behind the scenes in this month's transfer window, according to Steve McClaren.
The club, which is looking to sign a proven goalscorer, is yet to make a breakthrough.
But Olympique Lyonnais striker Alexandre Lacazette, linked with a move to St James's Park yesterday, won't be coming to St James's Park.
Another option is Chelsea's Loic Remy, who could be allowed to leave Stamford Bridge on a six-month loan.
But former Newcastle striker Andy Carroll will NOT be leaving West Ham United this month, according to Slaven Bilic, the club's manager.
And a United defender has revealed why he will have to leave the club to make a "step up" in his career.