Two strikers have been linked with potential January moves to Newcastle United over the weekend.
The first is Montpellier star Gaetan Laborde, with L’Equipe reporting that ourselves and West Ham are showing serious interest in the 26-year-old.
They claim that the cash-strapped Ligue 1 club may be forced to sell the £11m-rated former France U-20 international at a cut-price fee.
He’s bagged three goals and five assists in 13 appearances this season, with his record in Ligue 1 standing at 29 goals and 20 assists in 135 games.
Elsewhere, the Scottish Sun claim that we have been sending scouts to watch SPL striker Sam Cosgrove.
They report that we’ve identified the 6ft 4′ target man as a possible Andy Carroll replacement, with his deal at St James’ Park set to expire next summer.
Cosgrove has weighed in with an impressive 44 goals over the previous two seasons in Scotland, but has only recently returned to their side this term after a knee injury in pre-season.
The 24-year-old is a former Carlisle youth product who is believed to be seen as a low-cost squad player who’s impressed NUFC scouts.