Newcastle United have identified Anthony Martial and Edin Dzeko as ambitious January targets, according to a report published by The Sun.
The Magpies are in dire need of January reinforcements in order to assist them in their bid to remain in the Premier League. As things stand, they face an uphill task to avoid relegation down to the second-tier.
Considering the club have recently been taken over by a mega-rich Saudi consortium, making them the richest football club on the planet, they can ill afford to be playing Championship football.
Those pulling the strings at St. James’ Park are understood to be prepared to take drastic measures in January to ensure they maintain their Premier League status, with two top forwards being targeted.
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According to The Sun, the club will look to bring in Anthony Martial from Manchester United and Edin Dzeko from Inter Milan in a bid to bolster their firepower in attack and ease the goal-scoring burden on Callum Wilson.
Dzeko only signed for Inter over the summer as a cut-price replacement for Romelu Lukaku, but he could soon be offered the opportunity to return to the Premier League and compete in a relegation scrap.
It remains to be seen if that will prove to be a remotely attractive proposition for either him or Martial, but as we’ve so often learnt in football, money talks…