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Newcastle reportedly scouting £7.4million-rated 23-year-old hitman ahead of possible swoop

As per German newspaper Sport Bild, Newcastle United are keen on Herta Berlin striker Davie Selkie and did send scouts to watch the former RB Leipzig and Werder Bremen star in action against Borussia Dortmund.

Stoke City are also interested in the 6ft 4’ 23-year-old who has scored 9 goals in 11 starts across all competitions for the Bundesliga outfit this term, but it remains to be seen if either club will be making any approach this window.

The Toons need additional firing power having struggled in front of goal since returning to the topflight, and Selkie can help solve their shortcomings.

The Germany under-21 international set Herta back some £7.4million last summer upon completing a switch from Leipzig, but he’s likely to cost as much as triple or quadruple of the fee if Newcastle are looking to swoop.

Selkie’s form for both club and country, where he has scored 9 goals in 15 games and helped to win the UEFA European Under-21 Championship last summer, means he has a lot in the tank, and he could be following in the steps of German striking legends Miroslav Klose and Mario Gómez going forward.