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Velez Sarsfield striker Juan Manuel Martinez wanted at Newcastle

Velez Sarsfield striker Juan Manuel Martinez is in the sights of Newcastle United.

The Daily Mail says nicknamed 'the little donkey', the 25-year-old was a target for Wigan Athletic and Blackburn Rovers earlier this summer but their interest has waned.

Newcastle are now amongst a trio of clubs keen, with Napoli and Sevilla also in the running.

The Argentine international was voted player of the year in Argentina last year.

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