The Magpies are cutting things fine in the transfer market.
Indeed, the duo have been linked with moves away from Tyneside but their exits won't be sanctioned unless there are new signings in place first.
Will it be same old under Mike Ashley?
Reports have linked Newcastle with a number of targets in recent weeks but, unlike many of their Premier League rivals, the Magpies are yet to get their foot off the ground and sign a single player.
Despite owner Ashley's promises at the end of last season, then, will it be business as usual at St James' Park?
Even if Newcastle sign a number of transfer targets between now and the end of the transfer window, they will still be lagging behind a good number of opposition sides.
The good news is the transfer window technically hasn't officially opened yet, so there's still plenty of time. Whether it'll be used wisely...