Nothing gets the rumour mill running quite like the opening of a transfer window, and at Newcastle United, the grapevine is already in overdrive as January approaches.
Having failed to land a single permanent signing during the summer, all eyes are on owner Mike Ashley, director of football Joe Kinnear and manager Alan Pardew to see if they can break that mould.
With six new arrivals last winter, the Toon kept their powder dry in pre-season, with loan star Loic Remy the only significant arrival at St. James’ Park.
Is there about to be a flurry of transfer activity on Tyneside? If so, who is on the Magpies’ wish list? We take a look at just some of the names doing the rounds at the moment.