Newcastle are interested in making a record-breaking swoop for Lazio striker Ciro Immobile.
The record fee the Magpies have paid for a player was £40m when they landed Joelinton from Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim.
However, they could now be set to pay €55m (£49m) for Immobile after a staggering report emerged on Monday night.
Gazzetta Italia claim that potential new owners, PIF, are targeting an offer for the Italian forward who could set them back €8m (£7.1m) a season for five years.
It would be a remarkable statement of intent from the north-east club who have already been linked with their fair share of stars in recent weeks.
GIVEMESPORT'S Matt Dawson says...
The sentence 'better than Joelinton' is a phrase that is starting to become a bit familiar to the Toon Army.
The Brazilian forward has scored just one Premier League goal since arriving in England and on that evidence alone, it's clear the Magpies need a better striker.
The Italy international is ahead of both by five strikes and for someone with that ability to find the back of the net, a fee below £50m would surely be a bargain - especially after the price they paid for Joelinton.
The former Hoffenheim striker simply isn't good enough and at a time where Newcastle could significantly improve under PIF, they need reinforcements.
Immobile would be a fine start to the new era.
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