Newcastle United scouts were in the stands on Friday for St Etienne's clash with Toulouse.
The People says Newcastle's search for Demba Baâ€™s replacement saw them check out St. Etienneâ€™s Â£10m-rated striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on Friday night.
Magpies representatives watched the Gabon striker as St. Etienne drew 2-2 at home with Toulouse. The visitors had Âanother Toon target, midfielder Moussa Sissoko, in their line-up.
Neither Aubameyang nor Sissoko scored but both were involved in the build-up to goals.