According to a recent report from the Daily Mail, Rafa Benitez is growing tired with Newcastle's lack of progress during the transfer window with another three targets - Jacob Murphy, Sheyi Ojo and Adama Traore - seemingly out of reach this summer.
Things may look slightly bleak for the Magpies currently, but perhaps Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinze Rummenigge's comments regarding two of the Bundesliga giant's brighter prospects could present Newcastle with the turning point they desperately need.
Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez
In comments reported by ESPN, Rummenigge has suggested that both Renato Sanches and Serge Gnabry - who only joined the club this summer - could both leave the Allianz Arena on loan this season.
Given the talent that both men possess, it would surely be a brilliant move for Newcastle to consider offering Bayern a deal that would see both players spend the year at St James' Park.
Sanches appears to have the potential to be one of the best central midfielders in Europe, and playing regularly for a side of Newcastle's stature has to be better for his development than sitting in the stands for Bayern.
Meanwhile, Gnabry is a much more established talent, having scored 11 times for Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga last season. And with the 21-year-old winger coming through the ranks at Arsenal, he may find it fairly easy to adapt if the Magpies did offer him the loan deal that ESPN suggests he wants.
Newcastle may have to pull out all the stops if they did decide to enter the race to sign the pair, but there can surely be no question that if Benitez was able to add both to his ranks this summer, the frustration that has stemmed from this window would arguably be almost completely forgotten about.
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