With Joe Kinnear under strict guidelines of maintaining a positive transfer account, Newcastle’s chances of bringing anyone new are reliant upon either a sale of one of the clubs top talents or a successful loan bid. While the club is rumoured to be interested in a number of Rangers including Pedro Mendes, Barry Ferguson and Majdid Bougherra, the Glasgow based club isn’t receptive to cut-rate bargain shopping. However in a rumoured move, that I have substantiated through back-room sources, Newcastle is looking to bring in Brazilian striker Jô from Manchester City on a six month loan.
The former CSKA Moscow and Corinthians man came over to the Citizens in July of this past year but has fallen out of favour with manager Mark Hughes for his lack of production on the pitch as well as night-life exploits. While his future at City is a murky one, Newcastle is ready to welcome twenty-one year old striker.