AS Roma striker Seydou Doumbia has reportedly arrived Tyneside for a medical with Newcastle ahead of a loan move until the summer.
The Ivorian spent the first half of the season on loan at CSKA Moscow where he played alongside Nigeria’s Ahmed Musa who has also been linked with a move to the EPL with Leicester City and Manchester United reported to be his possible destination,
According to Sky Sports, the Magpies are looking to add another striker before Monday’s deadline.
The Magpies have been the Premier League’s biggest spenders during this month’s transfer window, as deals for Bordeaux midfielder Henri Saivet, Swansea playmaker Jonjo Shelvey and Tottenham winger Andros Townsend have all been sealed.
During the first half of the season, Doumbia returned to Russia to re-join CSKA on loan, scoring 11 goals in 21 games.
A pacey forward with a proven track record, Doumbia has netted 167 times in 289 club career appearances – giving him a better strike rate than a goal every over game.