Fabrizio Romano just shared what Newcastle are currently planning for January transfer window

Newcastle enjoyed a successful summer transfer window, bolstering their squad with high-quality additions following their qualification for the Champions League.

Under Eddie Howe’s management, notable signings such as Tino Livramento, Lewis Hall, Sandro Tonali, and Harvey Barnes were made at a significant cost, and it appears that Howe is content with the team’s composition.

Despite grappling with an injury crisis that tested their squad’s depth, Newcastle has impressively navigated through the past few weeks, positioning themselves strongly both domestically and in European competitions.

Looking ahead to the January transfer window, there have been rumors connecting Newcastle to the Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips, who is currently out of favor. However, as of now, there is no evidence to suggest that Howe will pursue Phillips in the upcoming transfer window.

According to Fabrizio Romano’s Daily Briefing, there is no ongoing communication between Newcastle and Manchester City regarding the 27-year-old midfielder. Newcastle’s decision regarding their January transfer plans will be contingent on their performance in the remaining matches of the Champions League group stage.

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Regarding the potential move for Kalvin Phillips, Romano mentioned, “Despite links with Newcastle and Everton, I’m not aware of concrete talks on this one.”

“Phillips expressed his desire to remain with Manchester City during the summer, despite receiving offers from other clubs. He remains committed to giving his best for City, and a decision regarding his future is anticipated to be made later, possibly around November or December.

Newcastle, on the other hand, is adopting a cautious approach to their transfer targets. They won’t finalize any decisions until they gauge their performance in the Champions League group stage.

Newcastle has made an impressive start to their maiden Champions League campaign, securing a draw against AC Milan at the San Siro and convincingly defeating the French champions, Paris Saint-Germain, at St James’ Park. Romano’s comments suggest that if Newcastle advances from the group stage, they may consider strengthening their squad, either in terms of depth or quality, to prepare for the knockout rounds.

However, if Newcastle’s fortunes take a downturn and they get eliminated during the group stages, the club may opt to postpone major transfer decisions until the summer. But, if they progress to the knockout stage and potentially face another formidable European opponent, they could be inclined to reinforce their squad in January.”

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