Newcastle are preparing to launch a January bid for Besiktas star Cenk Tosun, according to the Daily Star.
The paper says the Turkish striker is at the top of Rafael Benitez’s wanted list, and that the Magpies have been watching him in action for the past month.
Tottenham and Crystal Palace are also said to be interested in Cenk Tosun
Besiktas value him in the £15m bracket and Benitez may struggle to persuade Toon owner Mike Ashley to finance a bid.
But with both Dwight Gayle and Aleksandar Mitrovic fighting for their long-term futures, he could raise funds by selling one – or even both of them.