Newcastle are desperate to sign a striker ahead of Saturday’s game against relegation rivals Watford.
They are scrambling to replace top scorer Callum Wilson, who head coach Eddie Howe has said will be out with a calf injury for two months after Saturday’s shocking FA Cup third round loss to Cambridge United .
Dominic Solanke, Patrick Schick, Chris Wood, Divock Origi and Sardar Azmoun interest the Magpies.
If they don’t sign anyone this week, runner-up Newcastle could play Saturday’s home game against Watford, who is two points above them, with no recognized striker, having scored just 19 goals in 21 matches this season.
Newcastle have a long list of possible targets as they work around the clock to try to make additions to a team that has been hit by injuries and Covid-19.
However, it is understood that there has been no approach from Burnley for Wood, who has scored three goals this season.
Liverpool striker Origi has six months left on his contract and is generating a lot of interest in Italy, but prefers to move to the Premier League.
Bournemouth forward Solanke, who has 19 goals this season for the Championship club, was signed by Howe for the Cherries in 2019, so the Newcastle manager knows him well.
Bayer Leverkusen reportedly want £ 50million for Czech striker Schick, Sky Sports News was said, which would make a deal unlikely.
Newcastle and Wolves take an interest in Monaco’s Badiashile
Newcastle are also trying to add in defense after the arrival of Kieran Trippier.
They filed a second offer worth £ 29.3million for Lille’s Sven Botman on Friday, but the French club’s value is closer to £ 35million.
Wolves and Newcastle are both interested in Monaco center-back Benoit Badiashile.
The 20-year-old Monaco Academy graduate is among the many options for the post that both clubs are considering.
Newcastle want to sign at least one center-back and have made offers for Lille’s Sven Botman.
Wolves wanted to sign Botman this summer and were also interested in Duje Caleta-Car from Marseille, which is on the market again in January.
However, Wolves are not expected to be spending a lot of money on new players this month.
Technical director Scott Sellars described the club’s approach for January last week and said they could do business, but would not be busy.
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