Kinnear 'the Caveman' overuled Alan Pardew's transfer targets, but promised fans last week "we will have top class striker signed before Friday".
Well . it's Friday!
According to reports Newcastle United are no longer in the hunt for Wigan Athletic striker Arouna Kone.
The Chronicle understands from Latics sources that the Magpies have withdrawn their bid for the Ivorian.
It is believed the Tynesiders have decided that the 29-year-old does not fit in with their transfer policy of signing young players they can sell on at a profit.
Newcastle’s decision to drop out of the race paves the way for Kone to complete a move to Everton and reunite with former Wigan manager Roberto Martinez.
Source: Newcastle United Mad