Steve Bruce set for transfer talks with Mike Ashley
Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce will meet club owner Mike Ashley in the coming days to discuss January transfer plans.
The Magpies have been linked with a move for former Everton wide man Ademola Lookman, but Bruce insists he will only bolster his playing squad if absolutely necessary.
Bruce said: “As I've said all along, if there's something that can really make us better and they're available, then we'll try to act, and I'll ask the owner, who was very supportive in the summer.
“Let's see, let's see what we can get. But I've said all along, I won't just bring players in for the sake of it. Most of the injuries we've picked up are minor, so they will be back in two or three weeks.
“I'm not one for just bringing in players for the sake of it. They've got to improve us and if that can happen, then I'll have that conversation with the owner over the next couple of days,” he added.
Words: Jake Evans