Newcastle United are chasing Tottenham pair Peter Crouch and Jermain Defoe.

The Sunday Sun says the club have changed tack in the market from the start of the summer after many of their targets moved elsewhere - with British-based alternatives now coming into play.

The blow of missing out on Mevlut Erdinc has influenced that re-think, and while moves for Crouch and Defoe look unlikely, it is understood they ARE still being discussed.

Toon have also been linked with Reading striker Shane Long.

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