Newcastle tried to sign Alexandre Lacazette in January.
Newcastle will return to try and sign Alexandre Lacazette in the summer, the Chronicle reports.
The report claims that an £18 million deal was lined up last month to bring the striker to St James’ Park, with Lyon accepting his sale, but the player himself did not want to leave France until the end of the season.
His form in his homeland has made Lacazette a prime target for a number of teams, and the Magpies are set to return for the striker in the summer.
They want to secure his signature ahead of any other team, and have no problem paying the asking price on his head.
However, they do face one issue, with the player not overly keen on a switch to the Magpies.
It is not Newcastle in particular that Lacazette has an aversion to, but the report claims that the 24-year-old only wants to sign for a team playing in the Champions League.
The Magpies are not assured of their Premier League status, and are years away from getting into Europe, meaning they are a very unattractive proposition for Lacazette.
Despite this, the Tyneside club will rekindle their interest in the forward in the summer, and will be doing all they can to convince Lacazette to forgo Champions League football to move to St James’ Park instead.