Newcastle want to sign Arsenal outcast Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on loan this month — with a view to a £20million permanent summer deal.
The relegation-threatened Magpies are expected to be on the hunt for a striker during the January sales following an injury to Callum Wilson.
Aubameyang’s days at Arsenal look to be numbered after he was stripped of the captaincy by Mikel Arteta for an alleged breach of discipline.
The Gabonese striker, who is now away at the Africa Cup of Nations, has not featured for the Gunners since their 2-1 defeat against Everton on December 6.
And the Mirror claim the Toon will offer the 32-year-old a way out of the Emirates with the offer of a temporary deal until the end of the season.
They have sounded out the possibility of signing Aubameyang permanently at the end of the spell for £20m as their new Saudi-led owners look to make a statement of intent with a host of high-profile incomings.
Aubameyang could follow Kieran Trippier to Tyneside, with the Sunday Telegraph reporting a deal to sign the England international could be completed in the coming days.
The Toon have also been quoted a price of £50m for Benfica striker Darwin Nunez as they look to bolster the squad on multiple fronts, according to the i.
In other news
Conor Gallagher is a reported for Paris Saint-Germain, with the Sun on Sunday claiming the French giants want to sign the Chelsea star for £50m.
The 21-year-old midfielder is having an impressive season on loan at Crystal Palace and the report indicates PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino is a keen admirer.
The Mail on Sunday say Everton have been offered the chance to sign former Liverpool ace Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona.
It remains to be seen whether Rafa Benitez will make a move for the Brazilian, while the Toffees are reportedly targeting Rangers right-back Nathan Patterson.
Arsenal are interested in signing Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz as Arteta looks to add to his midfield options.
The Brazilian is shining this season for the Midlands outfit, who the Sun on Sunday say will command a fee far higher than the £15m they paid Manchester City for his services in 2019.