Newcastle boss Hughton confident of more signings after Campbell
He played down renewed talk of a move for St Etienne defender Yohan Benalouane and does not expect United to sign Marseille midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa.
He told the Evening Chronicle: “With Sol coming in, the focus is unlikely to be on a central defender now.
“There’s nothing in Benalouane. Ben Arfa is a name that has come up more than anybody recently. It’s a name we know but it’s unlikely.”
United will also not pursue Chelsea’s Dutch left-back Patrick van Aanholt, according to Hughton.
He said: “He did really well for us last season but we’re not looking into that one.”