With not one senior arrival at Newcastle United this summer, all eyes are on manager Alan Pardew and director of football Joe Kinnear to land their first major signing of the window this week.
Magpies fans are growing increasingly frustrated at the lack of transfer activity at St. James’ Park, with 16-year-old French prospect Olivier Kemen the only new face so far.
With less than five weeks to go until the new Premier League campaign starts, the race is on to add some much-needed reinforcements to a squad that has already lost the likes of Danny Simpson, James Perch and Steve Harper.
Pardew has made no secret of the fact that a new striker is top of his wish list, with Aston Villa front-man Darren Bent and Queens Park Rangers forward Loic Remy consistently linked with moves to Tyneside recently.
While a deal for Bent will be discussed this week, according to John Percy at The Telegraph, and with Sky Sports confirming their interest in France international Remy, the next seven days could prove to be eventful.
But aside from Newcastle’s hunt for fresh goalscoring talent, a host of other names have been linked with the club, and here we take a look at just six players that could end up at United before the end of August.