The Magpies have been linked to a number of potential targets, and the hierarchy is now said to have Chelsea’s Conor Gallagher as one of their first signings.
Football London says the Northeast team sees Gallagher at the top of a list of potential new attackers ahead of a possible mid-season fall.
After a successful loan from West Bromwich Albion last season, the 21-year-old midfielder is trading for Patrick Vieira’s Crystal Palace.
The England U21 international has scored two goals in the Premier League this season and his performances have not gone unnoticed by other teams across the continent. The Tyneside team will now inquire in the next window.