Revealed: These are the deals the bookmakers are tipping Newcastle United to target in January
Three weeks of the January transfer window remain – and the bookmakers are taking bets on who Newcastle United and their Premier League rivals could sign in that time.
Steve Bruce and co have until 11pm on Monday, February 1, to finalise their business ahead of the second half of the 2020/21 top-flight season.
Indeed, the Toon boss Bruce has confirmed he is open to adding to his squad, but incomings will likely be loans only.
We take a look at the deals the bookies are tipping the Magpies to target this month:
Phil Jones – 8/1
Jones is reportedly attracting plenty of interest from clubs in the lower reaches of the Premier League and even in the Championship.
It’s been a year since the defender last featured in a Manchester United shirt due to a knee injury and falling out of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans.
Any transfer will most likely be a loan until the end of the season with a compromise needed on both sides to cover his reported £120,000-a-week wages.
Jesse Lingard – 12/1
The 28-year-old has fallen way down the pecking order at Manchester United, despite starting in their 1-0 win against Watford in the FA Cup on Saturday.
It seems apparent that the attacking midfielder will be allowed to leave Old Trafford but that could all depend on his wage structure, similar to Jones.
Danny Rose – 16/1
Rose hasn’t played a competitive game since appearing for Newcastle in July against Liverpool during his half-season loan on Tyneside.
Indeed, the England left-back has been frozen out by Jose Mourinho at Tottenham Hotspur after he was omitted from their 25-man squad.
The exclusion has left the 30-year-old in desperate need of a move that will revive his career, which could happen either this month or in the summer when his contract expires.
Spurs will likely command a small fee, should Newcastle or any other club for that matter, decide to make a move before the deadline.
Josh King – 18/1
King’s contract is set to expire at the end of the season but Bournemouth are under no pressure to sell as they eye an immediate return to the Premier League.
Having already poached Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser from the Cherries, it’s no surprise to see King linked with a switch to St James’s Park.
That said, if United’s interest is genuine then they face no easy path, with clubs such as Everton, West Ham and West Brom said to be keen.
Reports suggest it’s either pay his £15million price tag now or gamble on signing him free this summer.
Dele Alli – 25/1
It had looked to be the beginning of the end for Alli at Spurs but Mourinho has since hinted that the England international is back in his plans.
The 24-year-old struggled to even make the bench in the opening months of the season before being handed a surprise start in the 5-0 FA Cup win at Marine on Sunday.
A loan move away from North London seemed the most likely option i.e a reunion with former boss Mauricio Pochettino at Paris Saint-Germain, but he could have a big part to play under Mourinho between now and the end of the season.