After losing to Watford last Saturday, the Toon are two points adrift of safety with May fast approaching.
The Argentine was not keen on playing out wide.
Leicester City have reportedly failed in a bid for Ahmed Musa.
Sheffield Wednesday are hoping to sign Everton duo Darron Gibson and Aiden McGeady.
Celtic have reportedly prioritised Manchester City's Patrick Roberts over Rangers target Michael O'Halloran.
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Dele Alli has been in wonderful form throughout the campaign for Tottenham Hotspur so far.
Fred Rutten is not convinced that the Dutchman will be at St James Park for long.
Dave Edwards could miss up to 12 weeks' worth of action after breaking his toe in Wolverhampton Wanderers' most recent fixture.
Tonny Vilhena has been watched by Leicester, Southampton and Swansea.
Tottenham Hotspur would be wise to keep their Brazilian midfielder at the club, given the amount of young talent that still need time to fully develop.
Alongside Mario Balotelli, there are two other Liverpool strikers who have struggled to make an impact this season.
Celtic have been linked with a £1.5million summer move and it would make sense both for them and their alleged target.