Newcastle plan bid for Hibs striker Fletcher

Hibs striker Steven Fletcher has emerged as a top target for Newcastle United boss Kevin Keegan.

The Daily Mail says the Geordies were at Parkhead to watch Celtic's £12million-rated man-of-the-moment Aiden McGeady in action against Barcelona last week.

And now Keegan has identified Fletcher as worthy of closer attention.

Under pressure Keegan has admitted he is willing to look north for signing targets and recently said: "I am not saying there are 20 players in Scotland who are worthy of attention, but there are four or five players up there who are very decent prospects.

"First and foremost, I am looking for players with experience from within the British Isles and, preferably, having played in the Premiership. But the next step after that, if we can't get those ones, is Scotland."

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