Alan Pardew has reignited his interest in Borussia Monchengladbach striker Luuk de Jong, according to the Metro.
The Magpies have been heavily linked with Dutch striker on several occasions in the past, with Pardew attempting to lure the 23-year-old from FC Twente, before he opted for a £12.6million switch to the Bundesliga.
However De Jong has failed to recapture the form in Germany that saw him labeled one of the most promising young forward’s in Europe, managing just six league goals in 23 appearances since his move in the summer of 2012.
Pardew is keen to add more firepower to his frontline this month, with Loic Remy only on loan until the end of the season, and Shola Ameobi entering the final six months of his contract.
The Magpies have also been linked with the loan signing of former striker Demba Ba from Chelsea, although the strikers wages could prove a stumbling block.
Pardew is also desperate to hang on to the stars he already has at his disposal, and is bracing himself for offers from France for midfielder Yohan Cabaye, who has been linked with a move to Paris St Germain.
Premier League rivals Arsenal and Liverpool have also been linked with a move for the French midfielder.