With just hours to go in the transfer window the Mackem boss says he will "up the bid for a striker" and many suspect it will be for Graham.
But his appearance as a second-half substitute for Swansea last night was BOOED by sections of the home crowd at the Stadium Of Shite ... because he is a Newcastle fan!
It was a reflection of his Geordie roots and his comments about their club in a fanzine interview, and I think you can safely say the Chester-le-Street born striker will NOT be going to Wearside.
Martin O'Neill said with a smile: "I think he is himself reportedly a Newcastle fan, so I think the reaction to that was probably quite a natural reaction.
"But Bob Stokoe was looking down at him."