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Alan Pardew is targeting a move for Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis, and has also revealed his interest in QPR forward Loic Remy and Aston Villa's Darren Bent

Newcastle United full-back Mathieu Debuchy has urged the club to sign a striker ahead of the new Premier League season.

The France international joined the St James' Park outfit during the January transfer window and was part of a side that finished 16th last term.

Newcastle are looking to bolster their attacking options with the signing of Lyon forward Bafetimbi Gomis, while manager Alan Pardew has also revealed his interest in QPR's Loic Remy and Aston Villa's Darren Bent.

Debuchy expects a stronger showing from the team this campaign but would like to see reinforcements added before their first Premier League fixture away to Manchester City on August 19.

"I think we have a good team, a team that can win a lot of matches this season," Debuchy told The Northern Echo.

"I think we will be stronger than we were last season, although we probably need a few more players just to make the squad as strong as it can possibly be.

"If we can have one more striker that will probably be better for the team.

"That will help us because we have quite a small squad at the minute. I think it is important that another striker comes in to help us all out."

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