The England international would reportedly prefer to stay in London.
The Daily Mail is now reporting that the striker would prefer a London stay, potentially striking a huge blow to Newcastle’s chances.
Steve McClaren is said to be a huge fan but Newcastle are holding off on a £15 million move until the player’s preferences are determined.
Newcastle’s need for another front man is perhaps the most pressing out of those linked after their dismal showing last season and the 25-year old would be a major coup.
The Queens Park Rangers man bagged 18 goals last season as his team were relegated and has no intention of playing Championship football next season.