Newcastle United are anticipating a busy summer, according to a report in the local press.
The Chronicle suggest that Newcastle United are intending to make five additions to their first-team squad, with as many as 13 players potentially heading out of the exit door.
Newcastle are set to have a mass overhaul of their squad, with a new manager also on their list of targets for the summer.
The Magpies board have reportedly become frustrated with many of the players in their current squad and it is thought that the vast majority will be made available for transfer.
The likes of Ryan Taylor, Jonas Gutierrez, Sammy Ameobi, Lubo Satka and Remie Streete are all out of contract in the summer and it remains to be seen whether any of the quintet will be offered new deals.
Newcastle are also said be looking to sell Fabricio Coloccini, while they will listen to offers for Sylvain Marveaux, Mike Willimason and Steven Taylor.
The departures of any of the aforementioned group of players are unlikely to have too much of a detrimental impact on the team, but there are worries that some of their more high-profile stars could leave too.
Newcastle have shown a lack of ambition over recent years and it is suggested that Moussa Sissoko, Cheick Tiote, Papiss Cisse and Tim Krul are all open to moves away from the club.
It means that whoever takes charge at Newcastle has a massive task and they will effectively have a clean slate to start from, with the potential to mould their own squad from the off.
Newcastle will be looking to add players in every position in the summer, with Nottingham Forest pair Karl Darlow and Jamaal Lascelles also set to join up with the rest of the squad at the start of pre-season.