Eddie Howe and Newcastle have reportedly hatched a cunning plan as they look to sign a France international in January.The Magpies have completed two transfers already this month. Right-back Kieran Trippier joined from Atletico Madrid for £12million, with New Zealander Chris Wood soon following him to St James’ Park. Newcastle spent £25m to land the striker from Burnley.
On his transfer, which came out of the blue, Wood said: “It wasn’t an easy decision. I spent four and a half great years [at Burnley]. Every single year I really enjoyed myself there. My team-mates, the staff, the club as a whole was fantastic.
“To be honest, I wish I’d left when Burnley w …