Could any of these players be added to Eddie Howe's squad this month? (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

The 11 loan deals that Newcastle United could target this month with Chelsea, Barcelona and Manchester City stars ‘eyed’ by Magpies

Newcastle United could look to the loan market to add to their squad this month.

Loan moves are usually nothing more than a short-term fix. A plaster for deeper problems that can be resolved in summer where the transfer market is usually easier to navigate.

This may be the route Newcastle go down during the last fortnight of the transfer window with deals for players like Sven Botman looking increasingly difficult to complete this month.

Furthermore, Newcastle’s current predicament in the relegation zone may deter any players from joining permanently, with loan deals meaning both the club and player can break-free of any move should they feel necessary.

And clubs are often more open to discussing loan deals in January with out-of-favour players offered the chance to secure regular first-team football to force themselves back into the fold.

Here, we take a look at 11 loan deals that Newcastle United could target this month:

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