Report: Newcastle pressing ahead with transfer plans, priority area emerges

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Newcastle United are reportedly pressing ahead with plans to improve an area of their squad.

The Chronicle has reported that Newcastle United are pressing ahead with their transfer plans for this summer, regardless of the fact no long term manager is in place.

Newcastle’s current boss John Carver is in a difficult position because he doesn’t know if he’ll be the manager for the next campaign.

However, the paper has suggested that’s not changing anything on the transfer front, with improvements in defence thought to be the priority.

The paper claims that Newcastle have a number of defensive targets in mind, with Carver thought to be keen on a number of backline players currently playing in Switzerland.

Things could change if there is a dramatic change in direction by the North East club.

If a coach emerges as a favourite to replace Carver, he may have different priorities and Newcastle could miss out on some targets as that new coach gets used to his playing squad.

However, it’s encouraging that Newcastle are not sitting back and wasting time, but seem to be actively engaged in looking at ways which will make the squad better and stronger for next season.

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