Newcastle United are cutting a list of Premier League goals in hopes of taking two on loan in the January transfer window, 90min understand.
The Magpies have a multitude of targets in the elite and in Europe, and aim to attract around six new players next month.
Sources said 90min Amanda Staveley and her husband Mehrdad Ghodoussi take the lead in transfers, with fellow director Jamie Reuben, new transfer consultant Nick Hammond, chief recruiter Steve Nickson, manager Eddie Howe and his assistant Jason Tindall also providing input .
However, a number of players have already told Newcastle they would only consider joining an initial loan deal due to the club’s precarious position in the league.
Premier League rules state that clubs can only sign two players on loan from domestic rivals – Newcastle currently have none.
Newcastle are evaluating how to improve the squad and we understand that they have been offered a range of potential targets, while constantly educating themselves.
90min understands that more than a dozen current Premier League players are in the pipeline, including Ross Barkley, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Manuel Lanzini, Dele Alli, Divock Origi and Nathan Ake. Newcastle have also asked Manchester United about the availability of Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial, Nemanja Matic, Donny van de Beek and Phil Jones, among others.
Howe is also considering a search of the former Bournemouth club and investigations have been carried out into Lloyd Kelly, Steve Cook and Philip Billing.
Another potential problem for Newcastle emerged last week as clubs are reluctant to let their side down within their squad if the current Covid-19 situation does not improve.
Chelsea’s recent coronavirus outbreak – which forced them to face Wolves with an exhausted squad this weekend – could mean Barkley and Loftus-Cheek are now off the table.
However, the Premier League has confirmed that, unlike domestic deals, there is no limit to foreign loans and therefore Newcastle may seek other deals overseas.
Atletico Madrid star Kieran Trippier is Newcastle’s main transfer target and they are ready to offer him a record club salary to get it, but we understand the competition for his signing is fierce with half a dozen of Premier League clubs showing interest.
Newcastle are also looking for Inter’s Edin Dzeko, who has been offered to them as part of a possible loan deal, while Welsh international Aaron Ramsey is a player Eddie Howe is a big fan of and Juventus are set to. to sell.
Marseillais Boubacar Kamara is a player that Newcastle have also inquired about, but with his current contract at the end of the season he is mainly seen as a summer target.
They’ve also had conversations about Lille’s Sven Botman and Renato Sanches, but they may also be summer targets rather than January options given Newcastle’s position in the league and Lille’s recent progress in the Champions League.