Adam Johnson scored a seventh goal in seven games as Sunderland enjoyed a third straight win over Newcastle with a 3-0 victory.
Norwich and Newcastle played out an eventful 0-0 draw at Carrow Road in a Premier League game the visitors should have won.
Borussia Moenchengladbach striker Luuk De Jong is set to undergo a medical at Newcastle, the German club have confirmed.
Two goals from Yohan Cabaye were enough for Newcastle to see off West Ham in a 3-1 Premier League win.
Newcastle's search for January reinforcements is under way as the Magpies attempts to bounce back from FA Cup disappointment.
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