Newcastle are reportedly closing in on a shock swoop for Freiburg striker Papiss Demba Cisse.
The Magpies have been linked with a move for a new forward throughout January, and it is understood they
have agreed an undisclosed fee for the Senegal international and that he is currently on Tyneside with a view to tying up the transfer.
Cisse, 26, has previously been linked with Arsenal, Blackburn and Fulham.
If he completes his move to the north-east he will join international team-mate Demba Ba, who left for the African Cup of Nations having scored 15 goals to date this season, at the club.