Newcastle United have a club record bid for West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino still on the table, report the Daily Mail.
The Magpies are understood to have made an £18m offer for the 22-year old in the summer and have not yet rescinded it, despite the lack of progression in the proposed deal.
Michael Owen remains the Toon’s most expensive ever signing, having shelled out around £16m to lure the former England ace from Real Madrid in 2005.
However, the controversial Baggies star could eclipse that should the current deadlock be resolved.
Manager Steve McClaren is desperately searching for goals as his side battle relegation this season, with £13.5m forward Aleksandar Mitrovic having failed to settle yet on these shores.
They have not scored in nearly seven hours of football and face a real risk of dropping out of the Premier League if they do not acquire of a goalscorer.
‘They made a club-record bid in the summer and that offer remains on the table’, disclosed a source close to the club.