SHENZHEN, CHINA - AUGUST 03: Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain celebrates after scoring his team's goal during to the 2019 Trophee des Champions between Paris saint-Germain and Stade Rennais FC at Shenzhen Uniersiade Sports Center on August 3, 2019 in Shenzhen, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

The outlandish, the obscure and the unlikely - 15 of the stranger deals Newcastle were linked with, including TWO World Cup winners

In a summer of trials and tribulations, almost 100 names were linked with a move to Newcastle United.

By Liam Kennedy
Saturday, 10 August, 2019, 12:00

A change in manager, no change at the top, and a number of high-profile exits created the mood music for the most part of the summer, but the final three weeks brought deals, wins and a little cause for optimism.

In the end the deal for Andy Carroll in the final minutes of the summer transfer window took United’s incomings to five – but what about of those other, unsuccessful ‘links’?

Here we take a look at the 15 most outlandish, obscure and downright unlikely deals of the window that was.

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