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Newcastle United Eye Up Move For Serie A Striker To Save Them From Relegation

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Newcastle United Eye Up Move For Serie A Striker To Save Them From Relegation

Newcastle United have set their targets on Edin Dzeko, as they attempt to pull themselves away from the Premier League relegation zone.

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Newcastle are currently in huge danger of going down, and their loss to Manchester City on Sunday only further proved the issues the team has.

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Eddie Howe has a lot of work to do to pull his side away from the bottom three, after just one win in the first 18 games of the league season.

The Newcastle boss is expected to be given a big transfer budget in January, although it could be difficult to get the players in that he wants, and Dzeko is apparently on that list.

According to the Star, the Inter Milan striker is under 'serious consideration' for the Saudi Arabian owned club as he is the kind of goalscorer they need.

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Dzeko moved to Inter in the summer, to replace Romelu Lukaku, and has continued the excellent form for the Serie A leaders he had at Roma.

The 35-year-old has bagged eight goals in the league so far this campaign, from just 12 starts, and another three in the Champions League campaign.

Despite only moving to the San Siro a few months ago, the report claims that Simeone Inzaghi's side could be tempted to sell for a profit.

The two time Premier League winner, whose medals came during his time at Manchester City, cost them nothing in the summer and after their recent financial issues they could be interested in making an immediate profit on the Bosnian.

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Callum Wilson is currently the team's top scorer, with six goals, and Allan Saint-Maximin is second on their list with three goals in the league.

Saint-Maximin celebrates scoring against Leeds United. Image: PA Images
Saint-Maximin celebrates scoring against Leeds United. Image: PA Images

No other player has scored more than one league goal for the Magpies this season, which is exactly why Howe might be looking for reinforcements.

The goalscorers aren't the only ones who need boosting, with the defenders hardly covering themselves in glory, as the loss to Manchester City on Sunday showed.

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Ciaran Clark's defending for the opening goal was described as some as the 'worst piece of defending' they've seen and they've already conceded 41 goals this season, more than anyone else.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Transfers, Newcastle United, Inter Milan, Serie A, Premier League

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