The Daily Express are reporting that Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren wants to further strengthen his strikeforce ahead of the new season by landing £12 million-rated Bordeaux striker Diego Rolan.
The Magpies are also reportedly close to completing a £7.5 million deal for 20-year-old Anderlecht defender Chancel Mbemba, who will join on a five-year deal worth £30,000-a-week.
He is not the only player from Anderlecht to have made the move to the north-east this summer, with Newcastle having already signed Serbian hitman Aleksandar Mitrovic for £13 million.
And now the Magpies look set to bring in another high-profile attacker, with McClaren insisting he still has money to spend this summer.
“We’re working hard behind the scenes on a number of deals,” he confirmed.
Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum also became a Newcastle player earlier this month, joining the club from Dutch outfit PSV Eindhoven.