Report: Newcastle enter race for Felipe Caicedo

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Newcastle, West Ham and Everton are keen on Felipe Caicedo.

Newcastle are keeping tabs on available Espanyol striker Felipe Caicedo, the Mirror reports.

The Magpies are looking to add a new striker to their ranks this month, with goalscoring one of the issues that has kept them in the relegation places this season.

Loic Remy is one target, according to the report, but Caicedo is available and Newcastle are ready to make a move for him.

However, they are not alone in tracking the Espanyol forward, with Mundo Deportivo claiming that Everton also want him. That report indicates that Caicedo has a £7.5 million (€10m) release clause, which the Toffees are ready to trigger.

The Mirror claimed last week that West Ham are also considering Caicedo, as they look to bring in a new striker to cover for their injury issues.

With the release clause on his head, and Caicedo's willingness to move to the Premier League, if any of the three clubs make an offer for the striker it is likely he will head back to England before the end of this month.

Caicedo is familiar to the Premier League having spent over three years at Manchester City, although the 27-year-old rarely played for the club.

He made his name at Basel before signing for City, and after leaving the club he rebuilt his career with Lokomotiv Moscow and current club Espanyol, with whom he has scored 20 goals in 63 games.

An Ecuadorian international, Caicedo has netted 19 goals in 59 games for his country.

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