Newcastle United are to make a move for Victor Valdes in January according to press claims on Monday afternoon.

The Manchester United goalkeeper is out of favour at Old Trafford after a falling out with Louis van Gaal and hasn’t played a single minute of first team football this season.

The keeper joined Man Utd as a free agent in January and currently David de Gea is first choice with Romero sitting on the bench.

The claims of Newcastle interest come on the back of Tim Krul ruled out for the season and number two Karl Darlow currently injured.

However, these claims do come from the Winnersports website, which has a ‘transfer exclusive’ strike rate very similar to Newcastle United’s success ratio in the Premier League this season.

Unless they were given special dispensation to bring in an emergency keeper, the earliest Newcastle could bring in anybody would be January.

That is when Premier League squads can be changed and currently Newcastle have a full 25 names in their declared squad, though that did include every senior player at the club.

With Tim Krul out for the season then obviously his place would be available, whilst other players are clearly surplus to requirements as well.

It seems clear that Manchester United would allow the 33 year old Victor Valdes to move on, but whether Newcastle consider any move for a new/temporary keeper in January will depend on the formand fitness, or otherwise, of Rob Elliot and/or Karl Darlow in the next three months.