NEWCASTLE could be set for a big January transfer window in a bid to help salvage their season.
The club’s £300million Saudi takeover was confirmed in October, making them one of the wealthiest sides in the world.
Newcastle boss Eddie HoweCredit: Reuters
But so far they have only managed to sign England right-back Kieran Tripper, 31, who joined from Atletico Madrid for £12m, and striker Chris Wood, 30, for £25m.
Still, Newcastle sit second from bottom, two points above safety having drawn against Watford on Saturday.
It leaves them urgently needing reinforcements, and here SunSport looks at five potential targets in the winter window.
Newcastle have been pushing to sign the Sevilla centre-back, who has made 28 appearances this season, throughout January.
But they are believed to have had two bids rejected already, for as much as £21m, with the Spaniards not looking to sell.
Sevilla are instead believed to be willing to entertain offers of closer to £40m, for the experienced defender, 28, who has also played in France with Nantes.
Diego Carlos is a Newcastle transfer targetCredit: Getty
Manager Eddie Howe had Lille star Botman at the top of his wish-list – but saw a number of bids, including a £35m offer, rejected.
And the interest is warranted, with the centre-half, 21, last season helping Lille win Ligue 1 ahead of PSG after making 47 appearances.
Botman is considered untouchable by the French champions, meaning he would come at a hefty price, but Newcastle are desperate for stability at the back.
Sven Botman is wanted by NewcastleCredit: AFP
The Costa Rican keeper, 35, is a league and cup winner with PSG and up until this summer their unchallenged No1.
But following the arrival of Italian Gianluigi Donnarumma, 22, Navas’ place has come under threat.
He has still played 17 times, but faces an uncertain future, leading to rumours Newcastle are in talks to sign the South American stopper.
Newcastle are linked with PSG stopper Keylor NavasCredit: Reuters
The former Arsenal midfielder, 31, has been placed on Juventus’ transfer list and available to sign after three seasons in Italy.
But Newcastle are in a position to match or offer close to the massive salary, and would love to have a player with such knowledge of the English game.
Aaron Ramsey has been transfer listed by JuventusCredit: Getty
After failing to sign Lucas Digne, 28, who joined Everton, Newcastle are in the market for a left-sided player capable of playing at the back or further afield.
And according to Marca, Toon bosses are ready to TRIPLE Gosens’ Atalanta wages to around £55,000-per-week.
It is claimed Newcastle are ready to sign Gosens, 27, right now despite the German being out injured since September.
Newcastle are linked with Germany’s Robin GosensCredit: Getty
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