Chris Hughton: "We've looked at Gary Hooper of Celtic as well as Dutch striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel, but I'm finding it a challenge.
"We've been endeavouring to do that.
"People on the outside think it's very easy to bring in the players you want. It doesn't work that way.
"If you look at the strikers who've come in you've got to look at the circumstances. That's generally big fees and big salaries.
"These are things that we have to work around.
"Alan Pardew has done well to bring in the players he has, and obviously he is getting more backing from the board than he did in the summer."
Source: Newcastle United Mad