The Chronicle are reporting that Newcastle have failed in very a late bid for Liverpool defender Ragnar Klavan.
The left-footed 32-year-old can play center-back or left-back so he would have been a good acquisition for Newcastle with his vast experience and versatility.
The 124 capped Estonian International would have been a permanent acquisition but Newcastle were unable to agree a fee with the Reds.
As for center-back, the news is that we now close to signing Frederico Fernandez from Swansea on a deal worth around £6M – but we are short of a left-back.
The 29-year-old Argentine International central defender is on his way to Newcastle for a medical and that deal should be announced today.
But Rafa is reported by the Chronicle to be seething at the lack of players who will arrive today.
The Newcastle have left it too late again – when will they ever learn?