Newcastle United sent scouts to France to watch Marseille take on Valenciennes at the Stade du Hainaut on Saturday night.

Magpies director of football Joe Kinnear was present close eye on attacker Andre Ayew as Marseille won 1-0.

Newcastle remain in pursuit of a new forward prior to the summer transfer window closing and Ayew has emerged as a potential candidate to make the move to St James' Park as the Toon continue their love affair with players from the French Ligue 1.

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