Newcastle United Transfer Speculation: 5 Possible Signings for Magpies

Sarah ShannonContributor IDecember 14, 2012

Newcastle United Transfer Speculation: 5 Possible Signings for Magpies

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    Newcastle United’s current run of form in the Premier League leaves a lot to be desired.

    Alan Pardew’s men are currently sitting 14th in the table and have only picked up four wins so far this season.

    The injury list at St James' Park seems to be never-ending with Yohan Cabaye, Ryan Taylor and Haris Vuckic still long-term casualties.

    Demba Ba is on the radar of many Premier League clubs and looks to be leaving Tyneside in January, and Cheick Tiote and Shola Ameobi might be heading off to Africa.

    Pardew will be looking to bolster his side in the January transfer window, so let's see who could be heading into Newcastle.

Mathieu Debuchy

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    An integral part of the Lille defence that help lift the Ligue 1 title two seasons ago, Mathieu Debuchy caught the eye of Pardew back in August.

    Having played alongside Eden Hazard (at Chelsea) and his best friend Cabaye, Debuchy could be the bolster the Newcastle defence needs.

    Debuchy is a fully fledged French international playing in Euro 2012. This could be the right time for Pardew to swoop in and get his man after failing to land him in the summer.

Loic Remy

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    Since joining Marseille in 2010, Loic Remy has proved to be a goal machine, scoring 20 goals in 42 games last season and 17 goals in 41 games the season before. 

    Pardew could use this to his advantage if Demba Ba leaves Tyneside in January.

    The young Frenchman has backing from former United left-back Olivier Bernard, who feels Remy would be a good addition to Pardew’s side.

    And with his Senegalese teammate Pappis Cisse settled in Pardew's team, it could be the perfect place for Remy.

Modou Sougou

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    Looking impressive against Manchester United and Galatasaray in the Champions League this season, Modou Sougou has found his way onto the radar of Newcastle. 

    The Senegalese starlet has already caught the interest of managers in the Premiership with Andre Villas Boas giving him his chance at Academica de Coimbra.

    But Sougou may end up deciding to leave Romanian champions CFR Cluj. With such a small price tag, he could be a transfer-window bargain.

Moussa Sissoko

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    Prodigious talent Moussa Sissoko has been an integral part of the Toulouse side since making his debut at age 17 in the 2007-08 season. 

    The youngster received his first international cap in 2009 and is now a fully fledged international at only 23.

    With Cabaye sidelined till February, Sissoko could fill the void in the Newcastle midfield, as his contract is set to expire in the summer.

Artem Milevskiy

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    The Ukrainian striker has played a supporting role to Andriy Shevchenko on the international stage but has still notched 50 goals.

    His personal honors mount up to 13 Ukrainian, League Cup and Super Cup titles, playing with Kiev since 2002.

    The 27-year-old is in his 11th season with Kiev and could be an ideal goal-scoring replacement for Demba Ba, according to The Sun.

    And with his contract being up in the summer, he could be on the market with only a £6 million price tag.