Newcastle United are watching Sporting Lisbon striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel.

A Bola says Toon chiefs are turning to the Dutchman after missing out on former Marseille striker Loic Remy, who signed for QPR last week.

Van Wolfswinkel has been watched extensively by Toon chief scout Graham Carr and is under consideration as their big money attacking signing for this month.

The arrival of cut-price Yoann Gouffran from Bordeaux won't influence Newcastle's pursuit of the Sporting striker ahead of next week's transfer deadline.