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The Magpies are believed to be ready to hand manager Alan Pardew significant transfer funds in the summer, with the French striker being a prime target

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Newcastle United are believed to be keen to launch an £8.9 million bid for Lorient striker Kevin Gameiro.

The 23-year-old hitman has scored 16 goals in Ligue 1 this season, and has also made three appearances for the France national team.

Having sold Andy Carroll to Liverpool, it is thought that manager Alan Pardew will be handed a significant transfer kitty to add to his squad in the summer.

Now The News of the World reports that the Tyneside club are preparing an £8.9m move to snare the striker from the clutches of the French outfit.

Gameiro has also been linked with moves to Arsenal, Sunderland, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United in the past.

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