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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  • Happyharrys2011

    We should have signed him 2 seasons ago.
    Young British and promising. What were the muppets thinking about letting him go to Hull.
    And he was free I think.

  • Giimps

    the board dont like signing free agents as they :dont represent decent value: oh no i hear them crying, not the dreaded agents fee and signing on bonus…..and those wages cost a lot dont they Mike?

  • mentalman

    I’d like him to try and get Will Hughes

  • jack1x

    Newcastle take far too Iong to sign a player , by the time they get their finger out , the player has been stolen by someone else , Ince Will end up somewhere else , like it looks like Richards and Austin are , why does it take them so long ?

  • Regular_Harty

    mentalman yeah me too! I opened this article hoping he’d be the player mentioned. No idea how much Derby might be after though with his potential

  • Timptoon

    Ince is probably better that Sammy, Marveaux, Squidwort or even Sissoko or Cabella when they’re pushed out onto the wing. He’s a hard-working player but he’s no world beater. 
    I like the idea of Bas Dost up front tho. Would be a nice foil for Charlie Austen, then we’d be showing some ambition.

  • Polarboy

    jack1x Because most of the time they had no intention of spending the amount required to get the player in the first place and put in derisory bids.

  • CarlaHolmes

    mentalman   Not much chance there I wouldn’t think. Will has made it very clear he wants to be at Derby, its his home. His price tag is around 15 mil and fortunately Derby do not need to sell him.  – See more at: //www.themag.co.uk/2015/06/steve-mcclaren-looking-back-at-derby-for-his-first-two-newcastle-signings/#sthash.5mwXd5j5.dpuf

  • jack1x

    Your right , ince is no world beater , it he was he would have been snapped up long ago , anddont hold your breath about Austin , by the time we dither all the supposed targets will be elsewhere

  • DownUnderMag

    Most of our dealings have come out of nowhere and been very quiet up until they’ve signed.  Anyone we are linked with publicly and whose transfer drags on we usually end up missing out on.

    Ince would be a good squad player and certainly no worse than some already here…and we need numbers to replace those like Raylor and Jonas who have gone the other way.  I just hope Marveaux isn’t brought back as being “like a new signing”.  Some good names floating around right now, but we need bodies over the line and quality to boot…that is where the judgement will be, not of McClaren but of Ashly and Charnley!

  • KevinBrown11

    The thing is mclaren has stated that all players here now have chance to prove that they are good enough, but collo & willo need to be replaced as they are definitely not upto the standard we need, and the lack of hearing any news in bringing in at least two quality cbs is deafening, it sounds more and more like he’s going to keep them both to see if they can improve, they can’t willo is crap, collo is finished,

  • kuromori

    Polarboy jack1x And because Penfold has never signed a player before on a permanent deal. He doesn’t know how and he’s sh*t scared of getting it wrong.

  • Pedrothegreat

    Ince is a good player, with a lot of potential, but he’s injury prone though, and we already have a few crocks on the cards, we need players who can last a season.