St James’ Park want Lille striker.
Newcastle United are hoping to snatch £12million-rated Lille striker Moussa Sow from under the noses of Tottenham Hotspur.
The 25-year-old has caught the attention of a string of clubs all over Europe in recent months after he helped his team win the Ligue 1 title last year.
The Senegal international finished top goalscorer and has attracted speculation from Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs.
Now the Toon Army will join the race to capture his signature as the Geordies look to build on their successful start to this campaign.
Newcastle are unbeaten in 10 games and sit third in the Premier League, but injury problems are surfacing amongst their attacking options.
Manager Alan Pardew is down to two fit strikers in Demba Ba, who has a poor injury record, and Leon Best.
Shola Ameobi is facing a month on the sidelines while Peter Lovenkrands has failed to consistently score in England’s top flight.
The Magpies boss is hoping owner Mike Ashley will back him in the transfer window with the cash to spend on Sow.
But the deal could depend on whether Lille progress through the Champions League group stages, where they currently sit fourth in Group B.