The British tabloid claims that Newcastle chief scout Graham Carr watched the striker in action during Lyon’s Champions League Group H game against KAA Gent at the Ghelamco Arena in Gent, Belgium on Wednesday.
The 24-year-old France international, who has been struggling for form so far this season, failed to convert a penalty, as the match ended in a 1-1 draw.
Three potential problems
The first hurdle is that the striker himself wants to remain in Ligue 1 for the rest of the season in order to secure a place in France’s squad for Euro 2016.
The second problem is that Lacazette signed a new contract with Lyon in August which will see him stay at the former French champions until 2019.
The Sunday People has also claimed that Lyon value the 24-year-old at £35 million. Would Newcastle be willing to pay £35m for a player?
Despite Lacazette’s struggles in front of goal so far this campaign, he is a player with undoubted quality.
The Frenchman scored as many as 27 goals and created 54 chances in 33 Ligue 1 appearances last season.
During the 2013-14 campaign, Lacazette found the target 15 times and created 41 chances in 36 league matches for Lyon.