Report: Newcastle United want Manolo Gabbiadini

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Newcastle United have Manolo Gabbiadini on their list of targets.

Newcastle United are interested in signing Manolo Gabbiadini, report The Times.

The striker is one of two players listed as being on Steve McClaren's shortlist as he aims to sign a striker, with Chelsea ace and former Toon loanee Loic Remy the other name.

Gabbiadini currently plays for Serie A side Napoli, and was linked last week to Newcastle's relegation rivals Swansea City.

The Guardian reported Swansea had an offer of £14.1 offer for Gabbiadini rejected last week, with the Italian club holding out for £16 million.

The 24-year-old has been stuck behind Gonzalo Higuain in the pecking order in Naples, and has six goals in 14 appearances this season in Serie A and the Europa League.

He has been capped by Italy six times and has one goal at international level to his name. At under-21 level Gabbiadini had a record of 12 goals in 24 games.

At the fee Napoli are demanding, it would be a gamble for Newcastle to splash out, with the player unproven in the Premier League.

Loic Remy or indeed Saido Berahino may be safer bets, and in the case of the Chelsea striker, would almost certainly be cheaper.

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