Kinnear was a surprise appointment by Newcastle in September
Newcastle interim boss Joe Kinnear has handed a list of players he wants to buy to executive-director Dennis Wise ahead of the January transfer window.
Kinnear was appointed in September after Kevin Keegan's exit and is working on a rolling monthly contract.
"I've got my eye on two or three players that we need," said Kinnear.
"Dennis has the task of getting them, provided we get the finance," added Kinnear, who admitted he will have to sell players before buying new ones.
Keegan left after being frustrated by the club's transfer policy, saying players were being sold without his permission and new signings were imposed on him.
However, Kinnear is hoping that any transfer dealings in January will be based on his own recommendations.
"Dennis has also been given the task of removing some of the players that I feel are not good enough for the club," he said.
"I am to work on the assumption that if there is somebody I desperately want, then it is possible he (owner Mike Ashley) would put his hand in his pocket, providing the sale of the club is not imminent at the time."
After the draw at Chelsea on Saturday the 61-year-old Kinnear revealed Ashley had asked him to stay for another month until Christmas.
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"I didn't think when I first took the job that I would be here this long to be honest," said Kinnear.
"At the time it was clear they had somebody who was going to buy the club within eight weeks, so we didn't get down to talking about finances and stuff for players.
"But now, because it seems the club won't be sold until after Christmas."
If there is somebody I desperately want, then it is possible he (owner Mike Ashley) would put his hand in his pocket
Owner Ashley has publicly stated his desire to the sell the club but has struggled to find a buyer with Keith Harris, the man charged with finding potential suitors, saying a deal is unlikely before February.
Harris is chairman of investment bank Seymour Pierce and believes that the current economic climate will see buyers wait until after the January transfer window before making a move.
"It is probably likely to be deferred until after the close of the window, when also people have got some hopes that the financial chaos will have settled down a little," he told BBC Radio 5 Live's Sportsweek.
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