Newcastle are not giving up hope of signing Turkey international Mevlut Erdinc, according to the Chronicle.
A possible deal appeared to have fallen through for Erdinc, who starred for Paris Saint-Germain last season, with the striker saying he is happy in France.
But while Newcastle have reportedly turned their attentions to other forward targets, the club are now back in the hunt to sign Erdinc, with Alan Pardew making the star his number one priority transfer target.
Pardew has been very public in his chase of Erdinc, telling the 24-year-old through the press that if he wants to joi a bigger club than PSG, Newcastle have a bid on the table.
The bid was said to be £7 million, but fell through at the last minute. And while Pardew is currently on tour with Newcastle in the USA, the manager still has transfer targets on his mind.
“We obviously want to do a bit more before the season starts but we have Dan Gosling and Hatem Ben Arfa fit again plus Marveaux, Demba and Cabaye in,” Pardew said yesterday.
“With those names I have just mentioned I certainly think we have gone up a level. Now we need to keep the momentum going and hopefully bring one or two more in.”
Should Erdinc decide on a move to the Premier League, it appears Newcastle will still be well and truly happy to have the striker on side.