The new year is upon us. That means only one thing. The window is open.
However, for Newcastle United fans, in the past that has not been a good thing. The Magpies dealings have been frustrating to say the least in past windows.
Despite prior disappointment the rumour mill is still swirling. But who have the press being linking Newcastle with so far…
One particular rumour which has been prevalent in recent days is that out of favour Arsenal winger Theo Walcott. It is believed that Walcott wishes to try and force his way back into the England setup for this summer’s World Cup.
However, it is believed that United are one of four clubs in the running. Southampton, who were Walcott’s former employers being one.
The others being Everton and West Ham. Newcastle have also been linked with Watford striker Troy Deeney according to ESPN.
The Watford striker has been side lined at Vicarage Road and it is believed to fit the bill for Benitez who is believed to want a striker.
Another popular rumour going around the rounds is a possible loan deal for Chelsea defender Kenedy. The rumours swirling is that Kenedy won’t be released till Chelsea find a replacement.
Loan deals were also mooted for Liverpool striker Danny Ings and Daniel Sturridge in the Northern Echo. Both strikers are out of favour at Anfield and fail to make the appearances which they need especially in a World Cup year.
However, there has also been rumours of outgoings from St James’ Park. Jonjo Shelvey has been one player linked with a move away.
West Ham United has been mooted as a possible destination for the Englishman with even reports of a bid being rejected. A move to Burnley for Matt Ritchie is another deal which has been rumoured.
Certainly one man who is linked with a move away is Jack Colback with Ipswich and rivals Sunderland mooted as possible destinations.
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