Newcastle admit negotiations over several summer signings are imminent after January talks

Newcastle are set to press ahead with deals for summer signings.

According to quotes from The Chronicle, Newcastle are moving forward with multiple deals for summer signings after being given encouragement in January.

The Magpies were one of the busiest teams in the January transfer window, bringing in midfielders Jonjo Shelvey and Henri Saivet, winger Andros Townsend and striker Seydou Doumbia as they bid to survive relegation from the Premier League.

Steve McClaren's side have endured mixed results since their spending spree, as whilst they beat West Bromwich Albion 1-0, they also suffered heavy 3-0 and 5-1 defeats to Everton and Chelsea respectively.

Newcastle still need a major run of results to avoid relegation, but it seems that they are confident of beating the drop as plans are put in place to strengthen in the summer.

The Chronicle carry quotes from Newcastle stating that they had conversations about deals in January, and talks will be held with 'several targets' over joining the Magpies at the end of the season.

"The club stated that deals would not necessarily be at that stage but after conversations in January, dialogue will be continued with regard to several targets with a view to them coming to Newcastle during the summer window," the quotes read.

Magpies fans will now be looking to see what positions Newcastle choose to strengthen this summer, with problems in defence. Centre back Fabricio Coloccini has struggled again this season, and McClaren should look to land a central defender to partner Chancel Mbemba, whilst the revolving door at left back means that Newcastle should look to sign a long-term left back this summer.

Another striker should be on their wish list if Doumbia doesn't sign permanently, whilst McClaren could even look to sign another winger, even after landing Townsend from Tottenham in January.

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