Newcastle United are going French again to boost their attack.

The Daily Mail says Newcastle are making a £12million move for Marseille striker Andre-Pierre Gignac.

The powerful 27-year-old has been described as 'a British style centre forward in the Alan Shearer mould' and is ready to make the move to St James' Park.

The France international has been a target for Everton, Fulham, Arsenal and Manchester United in the past and is well known to chief scout Graham Carr.