Newcastle ‘want to sign five more players’ this month once Kieran Trippier deal wrapped up

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Newcastle United could sign five more players in the January transfer window after they get a deal over the line for Kieran Trippier, according to reports. The Magpies are hopeful of completing the signing of Trippier next week, but will not stop there as they race to bolster their squad in a bid to avoid relegation.

Newcastle have made a formal bid for Atletico Madrid’s Trippier, who is a priority target for manager Eddie Howe.

The Athletic reports that the former Tottenham and Burnley defender is keen to move back to the Premier League and has all-but agreed terms with Newcastle.

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone confirmed this week that the club would not stand in the way of the transfer.

“Trippier now has to decide if he wants to leave or not,” said Simeone. “We will move on his decision.”

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However, Atleti are expected to play hard ball over the transfer fee, with Trippier under contract with the Spanish club until June 2023.

Defence is the main area of concern for Newcastle in the mid-season transfer window, with the Magpies 19th in the Premier League after winning just one of their opening 19 games.

Howe’s side have conceded 42 goals so far this season, the joint-worst record alongside bottom club Norwich, and have kept just one clean sheet.


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Trippier would come in to play right-back at St James’ Park, but the club still want to sign five further players, according to The Athletic.

Their shortlist includes two centre-backs, a midfielder, a striker and a left-back. Whether they can get that many deals across the line before the deadline on January 31 remains to be seen.

Newcastle have been linked with numerous players over the past few months following the takeover led by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund.

The Daily Mail reports that Howe has identified former Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko as a player who can score the goals to keep Newcastle up.

The 35-year-old striker has netted 11 goals in 24 appearances for Inter Milan this season.

Meanwhile, Gazzetta dello Sport says Aaron Ramsey will say goodbye to his Juventus team-mates on Monday ahead of a move back to the Premier League.

The Telegraph have highlighted Burnley’s James Tarkowski and Liverpool’s Nat Phillips as possible centre-back targets.

The Daily Mail believes Howe could return to his former club Bournemouth to sign Lloyd Kelly, while Lille star Sven Botman is another possibility in defence.

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