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Kinnear: Newcastle ´fighting hard´ for players

5 August 2013 10:30

Newcastle United's director of football Joe Kinnear says he is "fighting hard" to bring new players to St James' Park.

The Premier League outfit are yet to sign a senior first-team player during this transfer window after Kinnear was brought to the club in June to assist with player recruitment.

Despite plenty of speculation regarding moves for Darren Bent, Bafetimbi Gomis and Loic Remy, no deals have been confirmed, but Kinnear is confident that acquisitions can be made.

"We are fighting hard," he told Sky Sports News.

"There are two or three of us (clubs) all seemingly wrapped around the same players and, as I have said to (owner) Mike (Ashley), it is a serious battle that we need to win and we are very close to achieving that."

Deals for Gomis and Remy are thought to be close, with Kinnear revealing his willingness to play the waiting game.

"I'm well aware that everyone is concerned (about the lack of transfers) and rightly so, but I'm not dragging my heels in any manner," he continued.

"I'm being sensible about the budget I have got and am going to spend it as wisely as I can - I keep (manager) Alan (Pardew) well informed and have regular meetings.

"We sit down on a regular basis and talk about the type of players we want, the best type of players for the Newcastle fans."

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