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Newcastle United To Turn To Benfica Striker As Andy Carroll Replacement

St James’ Park boss to make move for Estádio da Luz veteran.

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew is interested in taking Benfica striker Nuno Gomes to St James’ Park this summer.

The 34-year-old is available on a free transfer at the end of the season and Pardew is keen to sign him to bolster his attacking options.

The Portugal international has become a part-time player for Benfica in recent seasons but still scored four goals in five games in this campaign.

Pardew knows he needs to bring strikers in this summer following the £35million sale of Andy Carroll to Liverpool.

The Magpies boss was unable to find a replacement in January before the transfer deadline and was forced to sign Shefki Kuqi until the end of the season.

Chairman Mike Ashley has promised his manager all the funds for this summer’s transfer window, but Pardew wants to strengthen as many positions as possible.

Bolton striker Johan Elmander is another possibility but according to reports Pardew will be on the lookout for a new left-back.

Jose Enrique is joining Liverpool for £8.5million and Newcastle will be in the market for a replacement.

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