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Everyone loves transfer deadline day – the money, the silliness, the head of Harry Redknapp poking out of a car window, there’s always something happening and its always entertaining. Yet over in North East, it’s very much been the tale of two cities – while Sunderland’s Paolo Di Canio continues to stuff his squad with a bus-load of foreigners while lambasting his current players, there’s been almost nothing happening at Newcastle United.

Yes, it’s a strange world, but it appears that for the moment, it’s all quiet on the Tyneside front. In fact, it’s the backroom staff that have made the biggest splash at St. James’ Park, with Joe Kinnear making a shock return as director of football and proceeding to generate bad press for the Mike Ashley regime. Ostensibly, his job appears to be working with manager Alan Pardew and chief scout Graham Carr and bring in decent signings. Yet aside from some tentative declarations of interest and swatting down a potential move for FC Twente’s centre-back Douglas, Kinnear has done surprisingly little.

However, if you combine the former Wimbledon boss’s erratic behaviour and the all-around silly season the transfer window seems to bring (I notice Ade Akinbiyi hasn’t been prized away from Colwyn Bay… yet), you’re looking at an explosive cocktail. Something’s going to have to give eventually in the North East, and they’re surely going to sign someone. As it stands, it’s just a question of who.

So with that in mind, I’ve drawn up a list of potential last-minute signings for the Magpies. Click ‘next’ to see who I’ve got in mind.

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Newcastle’s long summer pursuit of Bafetimbi Gomis looks to have finally come to an end according to Sky Tyne and Wear.

The deal for the Lyon striker has been on and off all summer long but now the French international looks set to stay in France, for this season at least. Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has confirmed that despite offers from Newcastle, Swansea and clubs in Turkey none have been deemed acceptable by the player:

“We have to face facts, there isn’t an offer that Bafe has accepted despite (interest from) the English and the Turks and Lyon need a player like him.

“It was logical that Bafe would not reach the end of his contract, but if it is not possible (to extend) we have no more time to reinforce the team, so he will be our reinforcement.”

After reports earlier in the summer that a fee was agreed the deal collapsed then over personal terms and agent fees. With him now set to stay in France till the end of his contract Newcastle will have to look elsewhere. However, there could be hope for a deal in January or next summer when the big striker’s contract runs out.

It is thought Joe Kinnear is working hard to bring one quality addition in. However this now looks more likely to be a winger than a striker and the focus is meant to be on players abroad rather than in the UK.

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