Report: Shaw, Carroll and Barkley mentioned as targets when Newcastle chiefs met Amanda Staveley last month

Ross Barkley of Everton celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on May 12, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Newcastle United's change of owners looks set to be confirmed this week, so could moves for Ross Barkley and Andy Carroll be on the cards?

A general view of St James' Park during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St James' Park on May 15, 2016 in Newcastle, England.

According to a report from the Daily Star, Amanda Staveley's purchase of Newcastle looks set to be confirmed during the coming week, and it may spark January pursuits of players from Manchester United, Everton and West Ham United.

The Star reports that Staveley's company look set to bring an end to Mike Ashley's tenure as owner of the Magpies in the coming days, having targeted getting a deal across the line in time to ensure that Rafa Benitez has time to identify his targets for January.

Ross Barkley of Everton celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on May 12, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

And it appears that the club's owners are ready to back him in the market, with the Star reporting that Staveley and Newcastle chiefs discussed United's Luke Shaw, Ross Barkley of Everton and Hammers forward Andy Carroll as potential targets when they met last month. 

The Star adds that the prospective owners plan to back Benitez with a transfer kitty of around £100 million in January as they look to make a major impact during their first few months at the helm.

Luke Shaw of Manchester United looks on during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Manchester United and Burton Albion at Old Trafford on September 20, 2017 in Manchester, England.

What will encourage the Newcastle supporters who were left hugely frustrated by the Ashley era at St James' Park is that two of the trio have been linked with moves away from their current club in recent times, so it would certainly not be out of the question to suggest that the Magpies could have a chance of pulling the deals off.

The Sun recently suggested that Manchester United would be willing to let Shaw leave, while Barkley's contract situation with the Toffees means that a January exit could be inevitable, according to the Daily Mirror, unless Everton gamble on the possibility that he may change his mind before his deal expires this summer.

And with a new manager at the helm at the London Stadium, it may not be out of the question to suggest that Carroll's future may be up in the air until he proves himself to David Moyes - especially as the striker has struggled to make an impact for the Hammers this season. 

With the prospective owners seemingly having big plans for what looks set to be their first window at Newcastle, they could undoubtedly send out a major statement by pulling off these three deals during a window that is notoriously difficult to do marquee business in. 

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