Despite Newcastle having: 1) An already small squad and, 2) Having released four players from said squad this summer, there are stories linking almost half their squad away from the club, where according to Sky Sports:
Middlesbrough and Aston Villa are said to be keen on James Milner, Rangers are chasing Alan Smith, and Blackburn are keeping tabs on Abdoulaye Faye.
With Obafemi Martins interesting Arsenal and Michael Owen seen as a possible replacement for Dimitar Berbatov should the Bulgarian leave Tottenham, Keegan could have his work cut out during the close season.
Add to that the rumour that Damien Duff has put his house up for sale, Emre is constantly linked with a move away from Tyneside and Liverpool’s interest in Steve Harper, and before we know it Newcastle will be fielding all those youngsters they bought in January next season.
Will these players go? Do Newcastle fans care if they do? With the club also being linked, as per usual, with every single player on the face of the planet, they could surely replace anyone who left.