Arsenal target Ayoze Perez in talks with Newcastle United

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Newcastle United have opened preliminary talks with Tenerife over a summer move for striker prospect Ayoze Perez, reports the Daily Mail.

The 20-year-old has been in fine form for the Canary Island club this season, scoring 16 goals in 29 games and attracting scouts from all over Europe.

So far the likes of Real Madrid, Manchester City, Everton and Swansea have all sent representatives to run the rule over the striker.

One club thought to be most interest was Arsenal who, in February, were reported to have opened transfer talks with Tenerife themselves over a summer move.

The Metro claimed that Arsene Wenger had told the club to name their price for Perez, who is believed to be rated at around £7m.

However, Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has stolen a march on his Premier League counterpart Wenger and opened talks himself over a move.

The Magpies are, like Arsenal, looking for at least two strikers this summer and will attempt to convince QPR to sell Loic Remy to them on a permanent basis.

They have also looked to Arsenal's Joel Campbell, who could be available on loan from the Gunners for next season.

Although if Wenger misses out on Perez, he may be forced to keep the Costa Rican at the club. Campbell has impressed at Olympiacos this season and hit the headlines after scoring a very good goal against Manchester United in the Champions League.

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