The main task for Newcastle United in the January transfer window will undoubtedly be to ensure that Andy Carroll is finally replaced.
This summer's new signings have settled in well and a batch of promising youngsters are ready to break into the first team. Therefore, in January, it is essential that Newcastle start to trim some of the dead wood from their squad.
There are several high-earners who are nowhere near the first team. There are also some players who are simply not good enough and whose presence only serves to hold back the emergence of new young stars.
Here are five players that Alan Pardew needs to offload in January.