Newcastle United want to buy a new striker and defender this month.
The Evening Chronicle says the Magpiesâ€™ pursuit of Loic Remy is still very much ongoing, and they are hoping to take a step closer to signing the Marseille star in the next few days as they look to come to some agreement with the former European champions.
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew did have a centre-back at the top of his wanted list earlier in the campaign.
But Demba Baâ€™s exit to Chelsea after activating a release clause has resulted in a bid for Remy during this window.
However, Newcastleâ€™s need for a centre-back is also there for all to see and they are also continuing in their quest to sign a stopper during January, with targets in France and Holland thought to be on Unitedâ€™s radar.