Despite making six signings so far this summer, Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew is not finished in the transfer market just yet, with a proven goalscorer being his main priority.
With Emmanuel Riviere already on board after his arrival from AS Monaco last week, the Magpies have turned their attentions to landing an out-and-out striker before the 31 August deadline.
According to The Journal’s Mark Douglas, the Toon want a top forward to follow Ayoze Perez, Siem de Jong, Remy Cabella, Jack Colback, Daryl Janmaat and Riviere through the door at St. James’ Park.
And as usual, the local and national press have wasted little time in linking the Geordies with a host of names at home and abroad.
Here, Bleacher Report looks at five reported targets Newcastle could approach to lead the line next season.