Newcastle United’s summer recruitment drive is well underway, with Jack Colback, Ayoze Perez and Siem de Jong already through the door at St. James’ Park.
However, fans are under no illusions about the size of the rebuilding job required following a disastrous run during the last campaign that saw the Magpies win just one of their final eight fixtures.
The Toon have already seen three strikers depart over the past two months, with Loic Remy and Luuk de Jong returning to their parent clubs, and Shola Ameobi’s contract expiring.
Further exits look inevitable.
As crunch time approaches for the club’s hierarchy, Bleacher Report catches up with the latest rumours surrounding the Geordies.
Last updated: July. 11, 8:30 a.m. GMT