The clock is ticking towards the climax of this month’s transfer window, and Newcastle United are nearing the end of a busy week.
Just one remaining deal appears to be in the pipeline at St. James’ Park ahead of Friday’s 11 p.m. deadline, but both comings and goings continue to be reported in the local and national press.
Jonas Gutierrez’s loan departure to Norwich City has been followed by Yohan Cabaye's exit, while Dutch striker Luuk De Jong has arrived on loan.
So with time running out, we take a close look at the name being linked to the Toon, as well as the ones that are tipped to leave before this weekend’s derby clash with Sunderland.
Last updated: Jan. 31, 10:00 a.m. GMT
Newcastle United’s hopes of bringing Lyon’s Clement Grenier to St. James’ Park before the window closes appear to have been dashed.
According to Scott Wilson in the Northern Echo, the player’s agent has ruled out a switch for the 23-year-old after an £8 million bid from the Magpies was rejected.
Toon owner Mike Ashley appears in no hurry to improve on his original offer, and with Lyon holding firm ahead of Friday’s transfer deadline, the deal appears to be dead.
Grenier’s agent, Frederic Guerra, said: “It is not easy to say no to a big club like Newcastle United, but Clement has finally decided to stay in Lyon.
“Lyon are regaining form, and Clement did not want to leave the club along the way, during a season.”
Alan Pardew is in the market for a new attacking midfielder in the wake of Yohan Cabaye’s move to Paris Saint-Germain.
French winger Sylvain Marveaux could be set to follow Yohan Cabaye and Jonas Gutierrez out of Newcastle United before the transfer window closes on Friday.
Ligue 1 side Nante have expressed an interest in the 27-year-old, who has all but disappeared from the first-team scene at St. James’ Park over the past few months.
Lee Ryder in the Evening Chronicle suggests the Magpies have urged his suitors to move quickly in order to get the deal done in time.
One player continually linked with a move away from Newcastle United this month is striker Papiss Cisse.
Borussia Monchengladbach were keen to take the Senegalese international back to Germany, where he enjoyed a fruitful spell with FC Freiberg between 2009 and 2012.
Luuk De Jong has finally completed his loan move to Newcastle United, as confirmed by Colin Young in the Daily Mail.
The Dutch forward was given permission to join the Magpies by his parent club Borussia Monchengladbach, and will hope to do enough to earn a permanent, £9 million switch in the summer.
Borussia confirmed news of his Toon medical on Twitter, via BBC Sport, and the 23-year-old will make his Premier League debut in Saturday’s Tyne-Wear derby with Sunderland at St. James’ Park.
De Jong said: “Newcastle is a great club and I have a good feeling about it. I am very impressed with the stadium and training ground and have been made to feel very welcome by everyone I have met.”
Attacking midfielder Yohan Cabaye has joined Paris Saint-Germain for £19 million, as reported by BBC Sport.
Reports began to surface on Monday evening that a deal had been concluded between Newcastle United and the Ligue 1 champions, and the midfielder was finally unveiled in the French capital on Wednesday.
Toon boss Alan Pardew is no stranger to losing his star player towards the end of the January transfer window, and history has repeated itself this week.
It’s three years since Liverpool splashed a massive £35 million to take Andy Carroll from St. James’ Park to Anfield.