We're nearly a week into the winter transfer window and shockingly Newcastle United have yet to make a move.
So it goes.
There are reports out however that a potential move for Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis is on the verge of collapse because of a disagreement of agent fees, which would reportedly cost NUFC £1 million, according to The Chronicle. If you recall during the summer, it appeared Newcastle had made a deal for the french striker, but it fell apart after agent fees threw a wrench in the gears.
Even with the reported agent fees, the total sum of the appears as if it'd still be cheaper than had they bought him in the summer, so maybe they can still pull it out and add a much needed injection of skill into the position.
Interestingly, there is also reports that Newcastle are interested in, and stop me if you've heard this before, 23-year old dutch striker Luuk de Jong. NUFC seem to be very interested in de Jong every transfer window, even though he's been a bit of a bust so far in the Bundesliga. He's apparently not wanted by the current Gladbach manager and could come as a loan target with the potential of coming on permanently over the summer.
Elsewhere on the pitch reports are now out that Montpellier are expecting a Newcastle bid for attacking midfielder Remy Cabella, who the team expects to lose over the summer.
Lastly, from ESPN there is a report of Newcastle trying to make a sweep for Aiden McGeady and Shane Long to add to the lineup. Long makes sense in the fact that he's been a target in the past and his contract expires next summer. West Brom is also manager-less at the moment, so who knows if he's in the clubs future plans.
As for McGeady, reports are that he's had a falling out with Spartak's manager and refuses to sign a new deal with the club.
As with everything NUFC transfer related, we'll believe it when they're "over the line."