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Newcastle could lose star to EPL rival following scouting mission during the international break

As per Mirror, Brighton are keen on Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic and would attempt sign him on in January.

Seagull’s manager Chris Hughton reportedly had scouts watch Serbia’s 3-2 loss to Austria on Friday to see the striker in action.

Since securing promotion, Brighton have found it hard to score goals regularly, with just 5 coming in all their 7 league games thus far.

First-choice striker Tomer Hemed has managed to produce just 2 of the goals, and Hughton wants a quality upgrade in January.

Mitrovic appears to have fallen out of favour with manager Rafa Benitez after he was hit with a 3-match ban for elbowing West Ham’s Manuel Lanzini in August.

The 23-year-old was excluded from the squad that drew Liverpool last matchday, and an exit could be on the cards should things not change.

Newcastle need all the striking services they can get ahead of the second half of the season, and should they decide to let go of Mitrovic, his sell-on fee will come handy in acquiring another forward.