Newcastle United are eyeing Metz striker Diafra Sakho.

The Daily Mail says Newcastle have held talks with Metz over Sakho.

The 23-year-old has been outstanding this season with 12 goals in 17 league games, but Newcastle are not ready to jump in straight away and merely wish to monitor his progress.

With Papiss Cisse looking to leave and clubs from Germany and Russia showing interest they know they need alternatives.

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