De Jong still tops Toon list

Borussia Monchengladbach striker Luuk de Jong remains Newcastle United's top transfer target in January, according to reports.

Newcastle have held a long-standing interest in landing the Dutch international and are now reported to have held talks regarding a potential loan deal.

The main obstacle is whether cover is brought in by Monchengladbach to let him go, but Newcastle do expect the deal to happen.

It is understood his representatives will hold further about his future with Monchengladbach, as they hope to help push the deal along.

Despite De Jong's probable arrival, Newcastle are not believed to be looking to let Papiss Cisse, who had been the subject of interest from the Middle East, move on.