“It doesn’t mean he’s staying because the window is staying open until 11pm on Monday,” the Newcastle manager said. “It’s a worry and we’ve marked his agent’s card that if he wants to do business, then he should do it early.”
Stoke City also left it late before inflicting a first defeat of the season on West Ham United at Upton Park, with Jermaine Pennant scoring the game’s only goal from an 82nd-minute free-kick.
New signing Nathan Redmond earned Norwich City a 1-0 win over Southampton, cutting in from the left and drilling a low shot into the bottom-left corner midway through the second half at Carrow Road.
Meanwhile, Cardiff City followed up their shock win over Manchester City with a 0-0 draw at home to Everton.