The Magpies could be offered Marseille star Andre Ayew again this January with Liverpool and QPR also previously linked to the World Cup star.
Andre Ayew could be set to move to the Premier League this January, after current club Olympique Marseille admitted the Ghana international is likely to leave the club in the near future.
Among the best performers for the Black Stars at the World Cup, where he managed to find the net against Team USA and Germany, the 24-year-old was linked with a host of top-flight clubs over the summer but ultimately remained at L’OM.
And despite the club making a bright start to the season under new manager Marcelo Bielsa, with Marseille currently top of the Ligue 1 standings, the Daily Star is claiming Ayew could be sold in January, with the attacker in the last year of his contract with the French club.
With that in mind, here are the three most likely candidates to land Ayew at a bargain price.
Ayew has made no secret of his desire to forge a move to Anfield, with the Ghanaian believed to be a big fan of the Reds, who would also be able to offer the 24-year-old the opportunity to compete for major honours in the Premier League and Champions League.
Liverpool previous baulked at the idea of bringing Ayew to Merseyside, but with the team looking notably devoid of attacking intent over the past few weeks, a mid-season move could be back on.
Another side linked with a move for the Marseille man over the summer, there were even some claims that Newcastle were offered the attacker before the start of the Premier League season, only to turn down the chance to buy the forward, following a busy summer of recruitment.
But with many of those new signings so far failing to hit the mark in the Premier League, the arrival of Ayew could provide Newcastle with a fresh injection of pace and verve going forward, while his low price tag could catch the eye of club owner Mike Ashley.
Queens Park Rangers
The late departure of Loic Remy to Chelsea saw QPR chasing a deadline day deal for summer target Ayew and while they ultimately failed on that occasion, the fact they are based in London and can offer the 24-year-old a hefty wage packet could make the relegation strugglers a viable option.
With any contract offer likely to contain the kind of relegation clause previously agreed with Remy, QPR looks a more attractive option than either one of Hull or Swansea City.
Take a look at Ayew in action for Marseille:
Where do you see Ayew playing come January?