Newcastle United to 'sign 6 players' in January

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James Tarkowski (Burnley)
James Tarkowski (Burnley)
Abdou Diallo (Paris Saint-Germain)
Abdou Diallo (Paris Saint-Germain)
Stefan de Vrij (Inter Milan)
Stefan de Vrij (Inter Milan)
Donny van de Beek (Manchester United)
Donny van de Beek (Manchester United)
Jesse Lingard (Manchester United)
Jesse Lingard (Manchester United)
Thomas Strakosha (Lazio)
Thomas Strakosha (Lazio)
Marcelo Brozovic (Inter Milan)
Marcelo Brozovic (Inter Milan)
Scroll through the gallery above to see some playe
Scroll through the gallery above to see some players who have been linked with Newcastle of late

Newcastle United's new chiefs have reportedly decided to make as many as six signings in the January transfer window, amid concerns about the side potentially getting relegated.

The Magpies are currently 19th in the English top flight, with just five points from their first 11 Premier League matches of the season.

During the most recent international break, former Bournemouth head coach Eddie Howe was appointed as Newcastle's new manager, with there being big hopes the Englishman can turn their fortunes around.

Scroll through the gallery above to see some players who have been linked with Newcastle of late

However, the club's owners have come to the conclusion that the team is far worse off than initially thought, and are now ready to back their new manager with as many as six new signings in January, according to journalist Duncan Castles.

"They have realised that the club is in a worse state in football terms than they expected when they came in, and that relegation is a real possibility given the poor quality of players they have and the position they're in in the division," he said on The Transfer Window podcast.

"How do they solve that? Obviously the January window has become far more important to them.

"Initially, the idea was to be conservative in the January window, don't want to do deals then, they were conscious it is difficult to bring players in mid-season, that prices can be high, availability is limited.

"But they now feel that they have to use the window to its maximum potential to radically change the squad. I'm hearing talk of maybe five or six players coming in."

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Paris Saint-Germain star Abdou Diallo and Burnley's James Tarkowski have both recently been linked with the Tyneside club as Howe seemingly plans to bolster his defence with the two centre-backs.

The Manchester United duo of Donny van de Beek and Jesse Lingard are also said to be on Newcastle's radar as they aim to boost an attack that has only produced 12 goals in 11 league matches.

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4. Arsenal – Stan Kroenke (£6.35 billion)
8. Manchester United – The Glazers (£3.5 billion)
8. Manchester United – The Glazers (£3.5 billion)
7. Tottenham Hotspur – Joe Lewis, pictured here wi
7. Tottenham Hotspur – Joe Lewis, pictured here with chairman Daniel Levy (£3.6 billion)
6. Wolverhampton Wanderers – Guo Guangchang (£4.5
6. Wolverhampton Wanderers – Guo Guangchang (£4.5 billion)
2. Manchester City – Sheikh Mansour (£22.9 billion
2. Manchester City – Sheikh Mansour (£22.9 billion)
9. Crystal Palace – Joshua Harris (£3.36 billion)
9. Crystal Palace – Joshua Harris (£3.36 billion)
10. Leicester City – Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha (£
10. Leicester City – Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha (£2.9 billion)
3. Chelsea – Roman Abramovich (£9.6 billion)
3. Chelsea – Roman Abramovich (£9.6 billion)
5. Aston Villa – Nassef Sawiris (£5.3 billion)
5. Aston Villa – Nassef Sawiris (£5.3 billion)
1. Newcastle United – Saudi Public Investment Fund
1. Newcastle United – Saudi Public Investment Fund (£320 billion)