Report outlines details of Newcastle United's centre-back target

Newcastle United will wait until the summer to land a new centre-back.

According to the Chronicle, Newcastle United are willing to let their search for a central defender go on until the summer.

Newcastle have limited options at centre-back, with Chancel Mbemba, Fabricio Coloccini and Jamaal Lascelles currently competing for a place in the starting line-up.

The Magpies had reportedly wanted to strengthen in the heart of their defence in January, but their search has proved fruitless so far.

Newcastle still have a few days remaining to force through a deal for a new central defender, but manager Steve McClaren is reportedly comfortable with the current situation.

The Magpies will now wait until the end of the season, before making a move to strengthen the central part of their defence.

With McClaren having more say over over transfers at St. James’ Park, Newcastle's main target is said to be a young, English player - although his identity is as yet unknown.

Newcastle have already completed the transfers of Jonjo Shelvey, Henri Saivet and Andros Townsend in the January transfer window so far. 

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