NEWCASTLE is expected to welcome THREE new faces before the January transfer window closes, according to reports.
But there could be more to it than that.
Newcastle have been quietly working on a deal for Nketiah, whose contract with Emirates ran out in the summer.
Negotiations are continuing with Arsenal, but a deal may not be agreed until Mikel Arteta can find a suitable replacement.
Howe wants to bring in a striker after Calum Wilson’s calf injury is expected to keep him out until March.
Meanwhile, the first offer for the Brighton Burn man has been turned down by the south coast side.
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However, Howe and Co have been encouraged to make another offer to award the 29-year-old off Graham Potter’s team.
And the 24-year-old Guimaraes, who has three caps for Brazil, will undergo a medical in Newcastle on Friday.
A fee in the region of £40m is being kept under wraps because of the price Lyon is willing to accept.
But it’s not just news of new faces that Newcastle fans will be pleased with.
Current star Allan Saint-Maximin has committed his future to the club amid links with a possible summer departure.
“Without the takeover, Kieran Trippier wouldn’t be here,” he told The Times. It’s no longer just “Go to Newcastle, stay two or three years and then leave and Newcastle make money and then they bring in another player.”
“Now we have the money to keep all the best players.
“I love Newcastle, I love the supporters. I have never seen a love like this before.
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“The supporters call my name in every game. It’s a different feeling and I don’t want to lose that, to be honest.”
Newcastle are currently 18th in the Premier League table with just two wins from 21 matches.
But they can climb out of the relegation zone with a win over defender Everton on Tuesday, February 8.
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