Newcastle United are now more likely to bring in a loan addition in the dying hours of this summer’s transfer window rather than a permanent signing.
This is what Sky Sports reporter Keith Downie has told GiveMeSport as deadline day enters its final hours before shutting until January.
The Toon have enjoyed a steady summer of signings, with Alexander Isak their standout buy as the Swedish striker smashed their transfer record.
However, their search for a midfielder goes on into the final hours of the window having been linked with a number of creative options including Conor Gallagher.
A permanent move cannot be ruled out at this stage if the right deal crops up, however, Downie has been told a loan addition is more likely on Tyneside.
He said: “The information I’ve got is that a loan would be the most likely option.
“However, a permanent deal would not be ruled out if it was something that the club could not turn down. If it was a good financial deal for them, they could still do the deal.”
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Newcastle continue to be linked with a potential late move for Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans, who now only has the remainder of the campaign left on his deal.
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With this in mind, it is difficult to imagine the Belgian leaving on a loan basis which could cast some doubt over the possibility of Dan Ashworth landing the 25-year-old before the 11pm deadline.
But it would certainly feel like a big coup if Newcastle could land him this late on in the window given he has been linked so strongly with a potential move to Champions League-chasing Arsenal.