Newcastle United would certainly be taking a risk signing the injury-stricken Southampton frontman Jay Rodriguez.
Rafael Benitez was desperate to sign Utrecht goal-machine Sebastian Haller last summer - only for the Frenchman to spurn their advances.
Newcastle United appear to want reinforcements in the final third - and Burnley striker Ashley Barnes may be the man on their shopping list.
Newcastle United will loan out Freddie Woodman again this summer and Sheffield United reportedly want a new first-choice goalkeeper.
Newcastle United, Southampton and Everton are all reportedly in the race for Sporting Lisbon prodigy Ruben Semedo but who will win the race?
Newcastle United will let Championship specialist Daryl Murphy go - and Burnley's Ashley Barnes could step up to the mark.
Everton reportedly want Newcastle United starlet Lewis Gibson - but a deal for Chelsea's Abdul Baba Rahman could damage his first-team prospects.
Ivan Toney scored for fun on loan at Scunthorpe from Newcastle United - but silly bookings won't impress Magpies' manager Rafael Benitez.
Jack Colback may be facing an uncertain future at Newcastle United - and that will surely elicit a divided response from Magpies supporters.
Newcastle United reportedly want Leicester City captain Wes Morgan - and the deal could have major ramifications for Rafael Benitez.
Adam Armstrong's prolific season at Coventry City wasn't enough to convince the Newcastle United manager - but what of Toney?
Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and co certainly wish they could turn back the clock.
Surely Ciaran Clark deserves a place ahead of Newcastle United team-mate Jamaal Lascelles in Mick Quinn's Championship Team of the Season ?