Newcastle United are eyeing a new raid on Sunderland for Connor Wickham. Wickham could follow former teammate Jack Colback to Newcastle before the market shuts.

The Daily Mail says Toon boss Alan Pardew tried to sign him in 2011 and was manager of Reading when the youngster played in their academy.

West Ham United are also monitoring the situation and Wickham - who lives in Newcastle - could be available for around £6million, £2m less than the fee Sunderland paid Ipswich Town three years ago.

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