NEWCASTLE are hoping to sign THREE Chelsea players this month to improve their top four chances, according to reports.
Eddie Howe's men extended their phenomenal unbeaten league run by beating Fulham 1-0 on Sunday.
Alexander Isak marked his first Prem outing since September by bundling home Callum Wilson's late cross to hand the Toon Army a crucial victory.
Newcastle sit third in the table, but are crucially FIVE points clear of fifth place Tottenham.
They're also on a club-record 14-game run without defeat in the Premier League.
Regardless, Howe is still hoping to boost his squad, especially with the Magpies also just two games away from reaching the Carabao Cup final.
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And according to the Telegraph, they're looking to raid one of their top four rivals Chelsea.
The report claims they're interested in signing Conor Gallagher, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Hakim Ziyech.
The trio have been unable to nail down a regular place under either Thomas Tuchel or Graham Potter, although Gallagher and Ziyech did start against Crystal Palace.
Howe's priority is said to be centre midfielder but he's also open to bringing in a winger.
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But the Newcastle boss has been told that whatever he spends in January will come out of his summer budget.
Meanwhile, the Magpies are also in the race to sign Napoli star Victor Osimhen following his outstanding goalscoring for the Serie A leaders.
Osimhen has scored 12 league goals in 14 outings this season, including two in the 5-1 mauling of Juventus on Friday.
And they're also on transfer alert for Borussia Dortmund man Youssoufa Moukoko.
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