NEWCASTLE is interested in signing former Manchester United star Odio Ighalo, according to reports.
The 32-year-old striker currently plays for Saudi Arabia’s Al Shabab and has scored the most goals in the league this season with nine goals.
He moved to the Middle East after his loan spell at United ended – he has scored five goals in 23 games for the Reds.
And he will be ready to move to St. James’, reported Sports sky.
Al Shabab is said to have spoken to Ighalo about a potential move with Eddie Howe’s 19th-placed side in dire need of new signings.
The January transfer window is fast approaching and Newcastle continue to be linked with a host of names.
The latest is the Tottenham defender Joe Rodon who can be loaned.
United could compete with Newcastle for Trippier however, with both clubs also targeting Barcelona’s ace Moussa Dembele.
And his teammates Philippe Coutinho is another player Toon has his eye on as they seek to avoid falling.
Howe has only one win from seven so far but with Newcastle only six points safe, there is a chance to turn the tide.
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