Predictably Alan Pardew was asked about the possibility of January transfer targets being landed at his West Ham press conference.

The Newcastle manager answered in a semi-positive non-committal way…if that makes any sense.

january transfer targets

Did you hear the one about the manager who wanted new players…

Pardew hinted at Newcastle moving (inching???) towards progress this month but probably in reality told us nothing;

“It is a market that is moving quickly, there’s been a little more dialogue this week with Joe, with Mike, with other clubs, so there’s definitely a sense the market is moving.

“It probably hasn’t moved very much, in terms of this week and players moving, but I think there sounds like there is going to be some activity.

“Whether we are going to be involved in it, we’ll have to wait and see.”

Deals have started to get done, so the market is moving, at least in other parts of the country!

Previously Alan Pardew has said that ideally Newcastle desperately need to strengthen this month or else they will be storing up big problems for the summer.

14 days left and counting.