Newcastle United are eyeing Olympique Marseille winger Andre Ayew.

The Daily Express says Ayew has been linked with Liverpool, Inter Milan and Napoli this summer despite Marseille insisting that the player is not for sale.

But reports in France now suggest that Newcastle hope to entice Ayew to England before the end of the transfer window.

Toon chiefs hope a bid of £8.5m may be sufficient to bring the player to St James' Park.

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