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Newcastle plotting late move for Gent striker Jonathan David

Newcastle United are plotting a late move for Gent striker Jonathan David.

The Mirror says David, 20, has been scouted and is on the hit list and rated at £35m.

Newcastle will post a healthy profit in their accounts due this summer and even before extra investment, or player sales, will have £60m to spend in a buyer's market.

The Canadian international enjoyed an excellent season with the Belgian club, scoring 23 goals and providing 10 assists in 40 appearances.

A bargain is being considered with Nice midfielder Arnaud Lusamba, 23, who is out of contract.

The Frenchman made 15 Ligue 1 appearances before the season was ended, scoring once.

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