Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is looking to make some major moves this January and has the likes of Robbie Keane, David Bentley and Wayne Bridge on his wish list.
The Magpies are thought to have made an enquiry about the possibility of taking Manchester City left-back Wayne Bridge on loan until the end of the season. Bridge has so far only made three Premier League appearances and has fallen behind the likes of Aleksander Kolarov and Joleon Lescott in City’s back-four pecking order.
Pardew is also said to be keen on a mini raid of Tottenham’s squad players and has Keane and Bentley in his sights. Newcastle are preparing a £4 million move for Keane, but could be priced out of a move for Bentley as Spurs are hoping to recoup a large proportion of the £15 million that they paid for him in 2008. Spurs manager Harry Redknapp has said that he would only consider permanent deals for his squad players in order to increase the funds in his transfrer kitty.
Since his controversial move, Alan Pardew has led Newcastle two wins and two defeats but knows that he will need to find some consistency to keep his doubters quiet.