There is money to spend and a list of targets already being drafted – but there is NO room in Newcastle United’s 25-man Premier League squad.
So it is likely Bruce will shift on players in order to add, as well as try to move the likes of Henri Saivet, Jamie Sterry and Jack Colback out of the club in the winter window.
Here’s a list of 13 players who could be shown the exit door – including some who the manager would be loathe to see depart.
9. Javier Manquillo
United have three right-backs in their 25-man squad - one is likely to be cut. Manquillo seems the most likely.
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10. Ciaran Clark
A peripheral figure at United at the moment but a very valuable member of the squad. If he wants games may decide to depart, otherwise he will stay put.
Photo: Ian MacNicol
11. Martin Dubravka
THIS. MUST. NOT. HAPPEN. PSG and Juventus are interested, though. Would take a big bid.
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12. Rob Elliot
Another who is on the NUFC chopping block but January may not suit anyone.
Photo: Stu Forster