Newcastle remain in the hunt to sign Fulham striker Ross McCormack as they target an immediate return to the Premier League.
The striker has been a revelation since joining the Cottagers in 2014 and has managed to fire home 38 goals, despite the west London outfit struggling in the Championship.
Such statistics have caught the eye of Newcastle, who believe the striker has what it takes to help fire them back into the top flight at the first time of asking.
The 29-year-old will not come cheap though and Newcastle will have to activate a £12million release clause in the player’s contract to have any chance of doing a deal.
They will also face competition from Norwich and Aston Villa, who are also reported to be keen.
There is sure to be some chopping and changing in the Newcastle squad following relegation to the Championship, but a striker is high on the wanted list and McCormack appears to fit the bill.