Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew is eyeing up a summer move for West Bromwich Albion striker Sadio Berahino.
Preliminary discussions have already taken place regarding a potential move to Newcastle and according to the Nothern Echo, Pardew has identified the England Under 21 a suitable replacement for Loic Remy.
Despite scoring nine goals in his first full season at the Hawthornes, including an unforgettable winner against Manchester United in September, Berahino's future has remained shrouded in uncertainty, ever since he was involved in a changing room bust up with James Morrison last season.
But until West Brom are appointed a new manager, a deal for the Burundi-born striker is unlikely to be reached.
Remy is expected to return to QPR this summer, however, the Frenchman has expressed an interest in joining a club competing in the Champions League next season.
Shola Ameobi is also set to leave St James' Park this summer, while Luuk de Jong will head back to Borussia Monchengladbach once his loan deal is complete.
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