There was news a couple of days ago that Newcastle were likely to miss out on getting Liverpool striker Danny Ings to the club.
Manager Jurgen Klopp and the player himself seem to have agreed that the best course of action for the rest of the season is for the former Burnley striker to stay at Liverpool and keep fighting for his place.
But news in the People today is that Rafa is trying to persuade Ings to join Newcastle on loan, and he will get plenty of first-team action on Tyneside.
Danny Ings – Rafa trying to persuade striker to join Newcastle
Danny has an outside chance (at best) of making the England team for the World Cup.
But Rafa will point out how Andros Townsend two years ago came to Newcastle, played well and made the provisional squad for the Euro 2016 Championships.
The report suggests Ings is top of the striker list at Newcastle, and Danny has been a long-term target at Newcastle.
If we can get him in he would be a very good loan signing.
He’s on the fringes of the Liverpool first team, but the reports are that he’s very fit, keen to score goals again and performing well in training.
The strikers who will go to Russia in the England squad are anything but certain at the moment.
So if Danny comes to Newcastle and scores goals for us – he could make the England squad – it’s not impossible.
We’ll have to see what happens, but the very minimum we need in January is one new striker and preferably two.
What do you think?