According to the Telegraph (live blog, 9.04am), Newcastle are working on a ‘surprise permanent deal’ on transfer deadline day.

This has led to a lot of speculation from Toon fans, who are still buzzing with the imminent club record deal for Miguel Almiron.

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The Paraguayan will cost Newcastle £21million according to Sky Sports, eclipsing the Michael Owen deal from 2005. The Chronicle have pictured Almiron at the training ground, so that deal should be confirmed soon.

Antonio Barreca is also expected to sign, with the Telegraph reporting he is likely to sign on loan.

Who could the surprise be?

But with another deal potentially in the offing, fans are wondering who it could be. Surely it is an attacking option, as Newcastle are well stocked in defence, especially once Barreca arrives.

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A lot of supporters believe, or hope, it will be a striker, with Charlie Austin’s name being thrown around. The Southampton striker could reportedly leave St Mary’s today according to The Sun.

However, some have speculated that it won’t be a new player, rather a new contract for Rafa Benitez. After everything that has gone on in recent weeks, we highly doubt this is the case.

While new signings may convince Benitez to stay, a new contract won’t come this quickly, let alone on deadline day.

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Newcastle fans begin to speculate

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