As the transfer window nears its conclusion, Newcastle United cannot expect much business on deadline day.

After Loic Remy joined Chelsea yesterday, the Magpies were finally forced to give up what was becoming an embarrassing chase for a player who clearly didn’t fancy a permanent deal at St James’ Park.

The French forward will now likely sit on the bench behind Diego Costa and Didier Drogba for the remainder of the season, while Newcastle continue with the attacking options they already have.

Reports of another approach for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette surfaced yesterday but even though the multiple-time Ligue 1 champions are out of all European competitions, they still knocked the enquiry back and look set to keep their star man.

Another Frenchman linked with a move is Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, who is expected to leave Newcastle at some point this season. There is interest from Roma and Marseille but both parties will have to hurry if a deal is to be completed before tonight’s deadline.

Any deal for Yanga-Mbiwa would likely be a loan move with both clubs sharing the defender’s weekly wages.

Newcastle were eyeing Yanga-Mbiwa’s replacement this week but a move for Atletico Madrid defender Toby Alderweireld has broken down. The Belgian defender’s wages were the sticking point and the former Ajax man could now be on his way to Southampton instead.

With nine new names already through the doors at St James’ Park this summer, any more business is highly unlikely on Tyneside.