Newcastle United are preparing moves to bring back former striker Demba Ba as well as previous loanee Loic Remy in order to strengthen their attacking line, Daily Star reports.

Alan Pardew has already completed the signings of two midfielders, with Siem de Jong and Jack Colback both making the switch, but he still lacks a top forward man.

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The Magpies former star, Ba, had netted 29 goals in 54 games before he left the side for Chelsea, where he failed to replicate his form from the previous seasons.

With limited game time and a greatly reduced role under Jose Mourinho, Pardew could prepare a move to bring him back to St James’ Park.

Elsewhere, he is also trying to offer a permanent deal for Remy, who was their top scorer last season after joining them on loan from Queens Park Rangers.

The French striker may refuse the move due to his intentions of joining a club that can offer him European football while both Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are believed to be monitoring his situation.

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