Nick Pope is set to be out until April after he picked up an injury in Newcastle’s 1-0 win over Manchester United last weekend.


Missing their number one for the next four months has given Newcastle a dilemma ahead of the winter transfer window on whether to try and sign a new goalkeeper.




However, they have an experienced deputy in Martin Dubravka in the squad and Loris Karius is also in the mix of things as their third-choice custodian.


There is talk of Newcastle considering signing David de Gea on a free transfer but Howe claimed that no enquiries have been made for any new goalkeeper yet.



The Newcastle boss stressed that the club will look at all areas of the squad if they look to bring in new faces in January.


Howe said in a press conference: “I’ve seen a lot of media headlines regarding goalkeepers and other players.



“We have not made any enquiries.


“If we were to recruit now, we’d be recruiting in every area on the pitch.


“It’s a chance for the other ‘keepers to consolidate their positions.”


Newcastle are expected to be in the market for reinforcements in the January transfer window.