St James’ Park want Nou Camp outcast.
Newcastle United are preparing a £3million offer for Barcelona striker Keirrison as they continue their search for Andy Carroll’s replacement.
The Magpies have made contact with their Catalan counter-parts about the availability of the 22-year-old.
The Brazilian has not made a single appearance for the La Liga giants first-team since making a £9million move from Palmeiras in 2009.
He was sent on-loan back to his native country last season to Santos and scored four goals in 13 appearances.
Toon Army boss Alan Pardew has been searching all summer for a new striker and is confident he can finally land his man.
Pardew has made enquiries about Arsenal’s Nicklas Bendtner and Tottenham’s Peter Crouch but did not make an offer.
A deal for PSG hit-man Mevlut Erdinc was close to fruition but the Turkey international pulled out at the last minute.
Meanwhile, Pardew insists he will not close the door on Joey Barton’s career at St James’ Park, despite the feud between player and club.
The boss regrets the situation being handled so badly but hopes he may be able to convince the 28-year-old to stay.
The club however have revealed that neither they nor the player will make any more comments on the situation.