One of the most important positions to strengthen in the Newcastle squad is center-back, and the club has done that today.
James Vaughan – next through the door?
The club has signed Georgia 27 year old center back Zurab Khizanishvili from Blackburn Rovers on a three-month loan deal.
And now the next most important position to strengthen is that of striker.
And there is some new news today that Newcastle and Derby are chasing Everton striker James Vaughan.
Everton boss David Moyes has confirmed the Liverpool-based club are willing to loan out Vaughan, so that he can work on his fitness and get some regular first-team action under his belt for a few months.
Middlesbrough were thought to be leading the race for Vaughan, but it now appears that Championship rivals Newcastle and Derby have made their interest known, or so Sky Sports is reporting.
Newcastle could well tie up the Birmingham born 21 year-old, but we think a more experienced palyer is what we need to work alongside our own youngsters, Ranger and Carroll.
James is an England U21 International and has played for Everton 42 times with 7 goals, and made his debut at the tender young age of 16.