Newcastle are still looking to complete some transfer business before the window closes.
The head coach is looking to sell four more players, and is not keen on bringing in a new defender - despite links with Leeds United’s Sam Byram and Jannik Vestergaard of Werder Bremen.
Haris Vuckic, Gael Bigirimana, Mehdi Abeid and Kevin Mbabu have all been listed for sale, and although there have been no formal approaches for any of them yet, McClaren is actively working to get the quartet off the club’s books this summer.
Despite selling these reserve players, McClaren is happy with the state of his first-team squad, and is not planning a move for Byram or Vestergaard.
The defensive positions are well stocked with six players all capable of turning out in the central positions, as well as good talent at full-back, and the report states that the links to the Leeds and Werder Bremen pair are not truthful.
The Tyneside club are also not pushing through a deal for Charlie Austin, with the report claiming that the 26-year-old’s new contract talks could mean a transfer is off the cards.