With fans awaiting any sign of transfer window action, Steve McClaren could be retracing a path back to Derby County for his first two Newcastle signings.

The newly appointed Newcastle Head Coach is currently without a support team with Steve Stone and John Carver having been sacked.

However, widespread reports today in the media claim that talks are ongoing to bring Paul Simpson to St James Park, a move which would reunite the pair who were together at Derby County.

As well as Simpson, Sky Sports say that their sources report that Steve McClaren is also keen to bring Tom Ince to Newcastle United.

The winger was regularly linked with United in the past and last season spent the last few months of the season on loan with Steve McClaren at Derby.

Ince scored an impressive 11 goals in only 18 league games and Hull City are said to be keen to let him go on a permanent basis now.

Sky report that Derby are also interested in taking Tom Ince on a permanent deal but if Newcastle are seriously interested then you wouldn’t expect there to be too much trouble topping what they can offer, both in terms of wages and of course they can can’t offer Premeir League football.

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