Newcastle United are reportedly considering a move for Bayer Leverkusen striker Eren Derdiyok.

The Swiss international scored in-front of watching Magpies chief scout Graham Carr against Liechtenstein last night, and is again thought to be watching the 23-year-old over the weekend in a Bundersliga match against Werder Bremen, according to The Daily Mail.

It's claimed in the same paper that Newcastle United are considering a move for the player, who is reportedly valued in the region of £8.5 million.

Derdiyok rose through the ranks of Old Boys in his homeland before moving to FC Basel in 2006. After three years with the first team at St. Jakob-Park, a move to the Werkself in Germany followed, and the forward is halfway through a four-year deal at the BayArena.

Newcastle United are known to be in the market for a striker this summer, with Alan Pardew pursuing a number of options in the transfer window thus far after adding Demba Ba to the ranks at St. James' Park.

Mevlut Erding, Nicklas Bendtner and Mladen Petric have all been linked with a Newcastle United move, and Derdiyok is the latest name in the frame for a move to Tyneside.


Elsewhere at the club, and Jose Enrique is expected to complete a move to Liverpool in the coming days, according to various reports in Britain.

The Toon have moved quickly to find a replacement though, with Erik Pieters reportedly lined-up as a potential replacement at Newcastle.

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