Steve Bruce is closing in one new player and is planning for more.
According to The Mirror, St James Park is awaiting the imminent arrival of Allan Saint-Maximin.
The French winger come forward, is costing a rumoured 17 million pounds.
Club managing director Lee Charnley has negotiated the deal. A six-year contract for the 22-year-old Nice player.
Only last week Bruce said:
“It’s somebody we have identified and we will see what happens.”
The new manager is keen to strengthen a squad. He has already lost six players from last years squad.
The next move is apparently for two Paris Saint-Germain fringe players.
Firstly teenager Moussa Sissoko.
The 18-year-old defender has been told he can leave the French champions and Newcastle are working on a 2 million pound deal.
The second is Stanley N’Soki.
This is a potential 11 million pound deal. He is another young recruit at 20 years of age.
Both players want to leave the Parc des Princes.
Club Owner Mike Ashley for all his faults and haters has certainly appears to be offering his new manager the financial backing in the transfer window.
They just need to get some of these possible and probable deals over the line.
Granted they have already spent a club record 40 million pounds on forward Joelinton.
However, one in and six out is going to make for an extremely difficult season.
There is one week left in the transfer window.
Steve Bruce will be hoping to parade some new faces before the season kicks off.