As we expected Chris Mort and Kevin Keegan were in meetings all day yesterday at the training facility, and obviously were pouring over the transfer dossier on who Kevin wants to bring in, and who may be available in the January transfer window.
Kevin Keegan – drawing list of transfer candidates for January
It wouldnâ€™t surprise us one little if Kevin brought a number of players in, as long as those of the right standard are available.
Keegan is believed to have a Â£30M transfer budget for the January window, and more will become available in the summer, but the idea is probably to bring in as many good players that Kevin wants in January, as possible, in the short 13 days left.
Weâ€™ll have to wait and see how many come into the club, because January is not always a good time to make top buys, but they could also be setting the stage for some of their summer moves too.
It is thought the two men drew up a list of transfer targets which Mort and his staff will now start working on. The targets are understood to be the Tottenham Hotspur striker Jermain Defoe and Manchester United’s Wes Brown.
The Chelsea pair of Wayne Bridge and Shaun Wright-Phillips have also been mentioned as potential candidates. Of course Wright-Phillips played for Kevin at Manchester City so the two of them know each other. Wayne Bridge is wasted at Chelsea, with Ashley Cole in front of him in the pecking order, and his England chances would improve, if he could be persuaded to move to Newcastle.