Newcastle looking at highly-rated winger but face competition for 15-goal striker

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Newcastle United are looking at a winger ahead of the January transfer window, but will face stiff competition for another of their targets.

Newcastle United are heading for yet another tumultuous transfer window, as they look to use their financial muscle to strengthen their already-formidable squad. Who are they looking to bring to St. James' Park?

The Toon have registered their interest in a hidden gem who currently plays in his native Argentina - but they aren't the only ones. As well as this, a rival Premier League club have thrown their hat into the ring regarding one of Newcastle's other January transfer targets.

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Newcastle interested in Benjamín Rollheiser

Newcastle are thought to be interested in a move for former River Plate winger, Benjamin Rollheiser, according to a report from Portuguese outlet Record. They aren't alone in their pursuit - he is also in the sights of Benfica, but it is likely that the Mags will be able to eclipse the Primeira Liga champions from a financial perspective.

Despite this, Benfica are reportedly eyeing up a deal for the player in January - due to this, Newcastle could be forced to act faster than they may have initially planned if they do not want to miss out on the Argentinian's signature.

Manchester United register interest in Newcastle-linked Serhou Guirassy

Newcastle United have previously been linked with a move for VfB Stuttgart's Serhou Guirassy - however, recently developments indicate that they could be joined in the race for his signature by Premier League rivals Manchester United, according to Foot Mercato. He has a release clause of £15 million in his contract - as such, he is well within the budget of both clubs.

Guirassy's excellent form in the Bundesliga has been well-documented. So far, he has scored 15 goals over the course of 10 league games - should the Magpies complete a deal for the player, he would provide more than adequate competition for likes of Alexander Isak and Callum Wilson.

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