The top five players linked with signing for Newcastle United this week - Remy, Lacazette and more

Here are five of the best players linked with moves to Newcastle United this past week.

Newcastle United are still searching for their first win of the new Premier League season as Alan Pardew mulls over further possible additions to his squad before the close of the transfer window.

Newcastle are one of the biggest and best supported clubs in the Premier League, which they can use to their advantage to secure deals as the deadline of Monday night looms.

Here are five of the best players to have been linked with Newcastle moves over the past week.

Loic Remy (QPR)

Newcastle are reported to have made a fresh enquiry over signing the Frenchman before the end of the transfer window. He has the experience of having played for the club before and would inject some real energy and pace into the Newcastle United attack.

Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon)

Lacazette was heavily linked with both Arsenal and Liverpool towards the start of the summer, with reports suggesting that Newcastle are now interested. The Lyon forward would be a versatile and exciting squad addition for Alan Pardew’s side. Lacazette was superb for Lyon last season.

Micah Richards (Manchester City)

Richards is showing no sign of getting back into the Manchester City side following a spell out last season with injury. Several teams have been tipped to offer him a way out of the Etihad but Newcastle appear to be the most recent ahead of the transfer deadline.

Abel Hernandez (Palermo)

Sport Witness ran a report which suggested Hernandez had turned down a chance to join Benfica. The site described it as a boost for Newcastle because of their long term interest in the player and the fact the player admitted he wanted the challenge of a different league over a move to Portugal.

Lass Bangoura (Rayo Vallecano)

Spanish newspaper AS reported earlier this week that Bangoura was desperate to leave the Spanish club, with Newcastle tempted to step in and offer him an exit route. The 22-year-old would cost around £8 million (reports vary, some say £1 million) and he can play as a forward thinking midfielder or a centre forward.

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