Russian NOT A Target
... but there will be THREE players coming to St James' Park in the next two weeks.
But he said that back in June.
Roeder: 'I am very, very optimistic. There is no reason for me not to be. I cannot think why I should not be. I cannot think why we should not do better than last year. I do believe we will have at least three new players in by the time the window closes.
'As I have said before, it takes more than 24 hours now to do transfer deals. We are just waiting on a couple of things to happen that will get it all moving in our direction.'