Sky Sports is reporting that Rafa Benitez wants four new signings brought into Newcastle this month.
But one of them will not be Andy Carroll.
They report that after Rafa had talks with West Ham about the possibility of getting Carroll in, the manager has decided not to pursue the former Newcastle striker.
One of our targets seems to be Troy Deeney of Watford who would come in as a permanent transfer if he arrives, with his club now willing to listen to offers for the 29-year-old.
Jonathan Viera – Las Palmas midfielder
Another is 28-year-old Las Palmas attacker Jonathan Viera according to the Telegraph, but at £18M there seems no way we can pay that amount unless we sell some of our players.
Burnley are also said to be interested in the midfielder and maybe they can afford him?
Viera seems a decent enough player and came through the Youth Academy at Las Palmas before he had spells at Valencia and Standard Liege in Belgium.
Rafa also wants to bring in 21-year-old Kenedy of Chelsea who could challenge for any position on the left side of midfield and at left back.
And with Chelsea starting to sign some players that might even be possible this month since Antonio Conte says he must sign a replacement before he will allow the Brazilian to go on loan.
Rafa also wants to bring in a new goalkeeper and he could go for 31-year-old Spanish goalkeeper Kiko Casillas at Real Mafrid who seems to be available; if we can get him it is likely to be a loan deal.