Newcastle United are reportedly hoping to tie down on-loan West Bromwich Albion striker Salomón Rondón to a permanent contract in January.
The Venezuelan arrived on a temporary basis from the Hawthorns in the summer and struggled to find the net earlier in the league campaign, but has impressed in recent matches.
He scored both goals in the Magpies' last encounter against Bournemouth, which they won 2-1 at St. James' Park, and also netted in the Toon's 3-1 defeat to Nottingham Forrest in the EFL Cup, despite making an eight-minute cameo.
According to The Northern Echo, Newcastle are looking to secure the services of the striker on a permanent deal in order to bring in some further temporary additions in the new year.
Newcastle had considered buying Rondon on a permanent deal in the summer, but controversial owner Mike Ashley opted against triggering
It is believed that the Spaniard is keen on bringing in two forwards as well as a full-back when the window opens in January.
The Magpies have been linked with £25m rated Paraguayan international Miguel Almirón from Atlanta United, but face competition from Arsenal for his signature. Other targets include Genoa striker
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