Things are starting to go a little wild at Newcastle this afternoon into the evening with Sky Sports reporting it will be very busy over the next couple of days as Newcastle try to bring in another three players.
Busy few days to come at Newcastle United – potential for up to 3 more new faces to arrive before deadline.
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) January 29, 2016
Newcastle have been linked with trying to bring in three players on loan today.
They are 28 year-old Roma striker Seydou Doumbia who we have been linked with many times in the past going back to the summer of 2013 when he was still at CSKA Moscow.
Doumbia only moved to Roma a year ago but he didn’t do well with only two goals in 15 appearances and he is currently on loan back at CSKA Moscow.
The 33 times capped Ivory Coast International has been a prolific goalscorer in his career.
Football Italia is reporting that Newcastle are now the favorites to sign the Roma striker after Fenerbahce talks broke down and Newcastle are now in advanced negotiations for Doumbia.
The 28 year-old powerful striker is said to be eager to join the Premier League and so talks are expected to progress quickly.
Football Italia also report there has been interest from Fenerbahce, Swansea and Sunderland, but nothing came of those negotiations.
Earlier today we were linked with wanting Valencia left-back Lucas Orban, who can also play at center-back and the Argentine International would be an excellent signing for us.
We have also been linked this afternoon with 29 year-old Atletico Madrid’s Brazilian left back Guilherme Siqueira and Sky Sports are reporting that deal is all but one and that he is expected to be in Newcastle over the weekend to take his medical.
It’s not clear with Siqueira coming for a medical whether that means our interest in Lucas Orban will end.
There may also be other targets Newcastle are after which have not broken in the press yet.
One big disappointment if this afternoon’s Mirror report is true is that it seems Leicester City have beaten us to the signing of Loic Remy.
The Chronicle is also reporting Newcastle plan to be busy in the next few days to bring more players in and signings could go down to the wire at 11:00 pm Monday night.