Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew aims for multiple signings next month.

Pardew has been given assurances he will be able to strengthen his Newcastle United squad in the January transfer window after the gamble not to sign more players in the summer backfired.

The Telegraph says Lille fullback Mathieu Debuchy is the most likely new arrival, although the Magpies have also been watching Blackpool's Thomas Ince and are looking at buying a new centre-forward, in case Demba Ba's £7 million release clause is activated, and a centre back.