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Newcastle make Doumbia approach

With Premier League rivals Leicester City set to beat Newcastle to the signing of Chelsea striker Loic Remy, Sky Sports report that the Magpies have now turned their attention towards Roma striker Seydou Doumbia.

The lightning-quick 28-year-old, who boasts a prolific record at Champions League level, has spent the first half of the campaign on loan at CSKA Moscow, and he does not fit into Roma manager Luciano Spaletti’s plans for the future.

It’s understood that Newcastle are keen to take the unsettled Ivory Coast international on a six-month loan deal, in the hope that he can stay injury-free and replicate his impressive goalscoring exploits in England to fire them towards Premier League safety.