Report: Newcastle eye surprise move for Ross McCormack, five other strikers considered

Ross McCormack warming up for Leeds United

Newcastle are reportedly considering a move for Fulham striker Ross McCormack.

According to the Daily Mail, Newcastle United are interested in signing Fulham striker Ross McCormack during this summer's transfer window.

The Magpies have won just twice under interim manager John Carver, and big changes are expected at St. James' Park this summer.

With Carver expected to leave and a new manager coming in, Newcastle will - hopefully - begin the dawn of a new era after another dismal season.

No matter who the next manager is, they will need to bring in another striker after the failure of last summer's arrivals Emmanuel Riviere and Facundo Ferreyra.

The Daily Mail subsequently report that the Magpies are looking to make a move for Fulham striker Ross McCormack, who joined the Cottagers from Leeds United last summer in a deal believed to be worth a whopping £11m.

Despite 13 goals and nine assists in the Championship this season, McCormack hasn't been able to stop Fulham from becoming embroiled in a relegation battle.

The 28-year-old may therefore look to leave Craven Cottage this summer, especially if a Premier League offer is on the table - but Newcastle are also considering five other strikers, according to the Daily Mail.

They suggest that Charlie Austin (QPR), Danny Ings (Burnley), Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon), Aleksandar Mitrovic (Anderlecht) and Moussa Konate (Sion) are also on their transfer wish list this summer.

With Fulham looking to recoup most of that huge transfer fee paid for McCormack, Newcastle could be priced out of a move for the former Cardiff City man - but have other targets in mind just in case.

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