Lovenkrands close to joining Newcastle

Lovenkrands can join Newcastle for free after being released by German side Schalke.

“We have spoken about him staying with me until the end of the season and then looking at it at the end of the season, and that’s the position we find ourselves in at the moment,” Kinnear said.

“He is happy to do that, so hopefully we can tie something up and make something permanent at the end of this week for the rest of the season.”