Newcastle United consider Inter Milan forward as Hugo Ekitike wait continues

A new name is said to be on the Magpies transfer wishlist.

Newcastle United are considering a move for Inter Milan’s Argentinean international Joaquin Correa, according to reports in Italy.

The Magpies are looking to strengthen their options at the top end of the pitch and remain in talks to conclude a deal for Reims forward Hugo Ekitike.

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Callum Wilson and January signing Chris Wood are likely to be Eddie Howe’s only senior strikers by the time the season gets underway with Dwight Gayle expected to depart over the close-season.

Links with the likes of England and England star Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Sassuolo striker Gianluca Scamacca have been reported in recent weeks - but it is another player with Serie A experience that has been the subject of speculation over the last 48 hours.

After making his senior debut in the colours of Argentinean club Estudiantes, Correa moved to Italy with Sampdoria in December 2014 before joining La Liga side Sevilla just under 18 months later.

After gaining Champions League experience in Spain, he returned to Serie A with Lazio and recently joined Inter on a permanent deal after spending last season on loan at the San Siro.

However, the forward is said to available as Inter close in on a deal to sign Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku on loan.

Marseille were believed to be keen on a deal for the 17-time capped Argentina international but it is ‘wealthy’ Newcastle that are preparing to make a move according to the report.

Correa is not the only Inter play to be linked with a move to Tyneside recently after the Magpies were said to be considering a £67million deal for defender Denzel Dumfries and midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu.