The Magpies have added to their options at right-back by roping in Kieran Trippier from Atletico Madrid but are continuing their recruitment drive to bolster all departments.


Newcastle boss Eddie Howe wants to bring in a new striker this month, which has become a priority following the injury to Callum Wilson.



The Tyneside giants are evaluating the possibility of launching moves for a number of targets on their transfer wish list, while their deal-makers have launched enquiries for a clutch of players.


And Newcastle have identified Reims hitman Ekitike as a potential recruit this month.



The 19-year-old has eight goals to his name in 17 Ligue 1 outings and Newcastle are interested in bringing him to Tyneside as they continue their hunt for a new striker.


Ekitike is part of France’s Under-20s set-up and is also capable of operating on the left wing.



Newcastle’s owners are ready to invest in player recruitment as they are determined to maintain the club’s top flight status and they could even bring in two new strikers this month.