The Magpies are set to rethink their transfer tactics of recent years.
Recent years have seen the Magpies target players in their early to mid-twenties who, more often than not, plied their trade outside of England.
The Chronicle’s report suggests a new transfer policy will be implemented in the next transfer window however, with older players boasting Premier League experience to be the main focus.
British players, in particular, will be targeted as Steve McClaren aims to strengthen his squad with players suited for a relegation dogfight.
Charlie Austin is one such figure and the Chronicle report that he remains on Newcastle’s radar despite the club being put off by his £15 million price tag this summer.
A new mega-money TV deal kicks in for the Premier League next season and there are suggestions that the purse strings may be loosened in a bid to ensure the club is around to benefit from it in a year’s time.
The Magpies' expensive summer recruits have yet to make the desired difference and a change of tact seems sensible given the team's woeful start to the season.