Your Newcastle United starting XI if £60m transfer rumours are true
Newcastle United are reportedly keen to add three new faces to their injury-hit squad during the January transfer window.
With further bad news on the injury front arriving in the shape of extended spells on the sidelines for defender Sven Botman and striker Callum Wilson, there seems to be even further emphasis placed on the need to strengthen the squad when the winter trading period opens in the new year.
The Magpies hierarchy are believed to be considering a number of potential additions around the Premier League and Europe as they aim to boost Eddie Howe's squad and help the United manager push for success on a number of fronts.
With transfer speculation ramping in week-by-week, NewcastleWorld gets out our crystal ball and predicts how the Magpies starting lineup could look when the window closes at midnight on 31st January.
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