Newcastle United news: Striker opens door to Newcastle move, Gouffran eyes exit

Steve McClaren
Steve McClaren

Newcastle United target Charlie Austin is open to a move in next month's transfer window.

The Queens Park Rangers striker has been speaking about his future.

Newcastle were put off by his £15million price tag in the summer, but Austin is out of contract at the end of the season.

And QPR would have to accept a significantly lower bid next month.

Austin said: "I’m just trying to get a run of games leading up to the transfer window and trying to score as many goals as I can.

"Who knows what will happen in the future.

“I have got six months left and if the right opportunity doesn’t come for me in January then I will stay with QPR and aim to get them promoted and leave with my head held high.”

Meanwhile, United forward Yoan Gouffran has opened the door to a January move away from St James's Park.

Gouffran, on the fringes at the club, has been speaking about his future.

In other news, former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has reacted to speculation linking him with Steve McClaren's job at Newcastle.

Finally, McClaren will speak to the media this afternoon for the first time since the club's 5-1 defeat to Crystal Palace last weekend.

McClaren's side take on in-form Liverpool at St James's Park on Sunday.

Follow McClaren's Press conference here.