Newcastle 'have discussed six January transfer targets including Man Utd star Lingard and are working without budget'

EDDIE HOWE will be given a blank chequebook in January, according to reports.

The Newcastle board have said that the Toon Army will not be adhering to strict budgets in January, providing the player is available and it is agreed that he can make an instant impact on the first team.

The Telegraph reports that Newcastle have already identified SIX potential targets.

Manchester United's Jesse Lingard, Chelsea's Ross Barkley, Liverpool's Nat Phillips, Burnley's James Tarkowski, Athletico Madrid's Kieran Trippier and Tottenham's Harry Winks have all been discussed.

Providing Howe feels they add value and strengthen his first team, the whispers from the Newcastle owners are that the money is available.

None of these players seem 'out of reach' of the Geordie outfit and certainly would add improvements to a side currently freefalling to the Championship.

Newcastle are the only team yet to win a game this season, even with all their owner's money.

Most of the names being discussed are struggling for game time at their respective clubs.


And none of them would command huge transfer fees either.

Whether they can prevent Eddie Howe's side from being relegated is another thing.

Howe needs to act fast as a journey to the lower divisions was never part of the Saudi plan.

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