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Bruce looking for ‘one or two’ more at Newcastle while contract talks have been opened

The Magpies boss is happy with the transfer business he carried out over the summer and believes only minor tweaks will be required in January

Steve Bruce believes Newcastle will only require “one or two” additions in January, with the club having spent well over the summer and opened contract talks with those they intend to keep.

The Magpies had become famed for their frugal approach to recruitment under owner Mike Ashley.

The purse strings were loosened, however, when Bruce was appointed as successor to Rafa Benitez, with a club-record deal for Joelinton forming part of an uncharacteristic spending spree.