The NINE players Newcastle United could target in January – including TWO Championship stars and a Czech Republic international

It may seem like only five minutes since the summer transfer window slammed shut – but the winter one is just around the corner.

Tuesday, 10th September 2019, 6:29 pm
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 31: Steve Bruce, manager of Newcastle United looks on from the side line during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Watford FC at St. James Park on August 31, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

There’s just 113 days until the window reopens – cue the rolling yellow banner and the over-excited Sky Sports presenters.

Who could Newcastle United look to sign this winter? Here’s NINE names that are likely to be considered for the shortlist.

Having signed from Liverpool for big money, wideman Ibe has not really hit it off down on the south coast. He was reluctant to move north in the summer, fewer and fewer minutes on the park may sway that in January.

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Steve Bruce loves him and United would be happy to sign him. The player was valued at £20m in the summer, which proved too rich for United and Bruce, who has a fractured relationship with the Hull hierarchy. His contract is up next summer.
Two summers in a row the Brazilian has been linked with a move to United - could this window finally be the time when he arrives on Tyneside?
The Frenchman came close to signing in the summer, but the deal fell through. A player watched in recent months.
Reportedly turned down a move to United in the summer in favour of a switch to Germany, which failed to materialise. The Magpies added Andy Carroll, a similar type, but if they're looking to add to their frontline this could be a move that is rekindled.
The keenness to add good value youth to the ranks has seen United look at Bogle. Well-stocked at full-back but a one for the future. United are in a long queue of Premier League clubs monitoring the player.
The Gazette understands this was a player considered in the summer, with United keen to snap up the best talent outside the top flight in the search for value and quality. Would not come cheap, though.
Currently on loan at Fenerbahce. Would be available. The Cape Verde international winger has long been on United's hitlist.
The French striker just signed a new deal at Mainz but, as we all, know that does little bar add £££ to the fee.