The Ghanaian is reportedly being tracked by a number of clubs across Europe.
David Gold has emphasised the need for a new striker at West Ham before the end of the summer transfer window.
HITC Sport understands that the Magpies are prepared to dip back into the market if the right deal presents itself.
The Villans are believed to be the nearest to Lazio's price-tag for the Spanish youngster.
West Ham United co-owner David Sullivan is backing Andy Carroll to be better than ever when he returns from his latest long-term injury next month.
The Yorkshire club will not be winning the Serbian youngster to Elland Road.
HITC Sport understands that the Black Cats are prepared to pay close to £12 million, with it possible that loan moves to Rovers may be sanctioned.
Reports suggest Aston Villa are back on the trail of Tottenham's Andros Townsend, while Newcastle are also said to be interested.
The Championship side are still looking to improve their squad.
Ex-Celtic hero Gary Hooper has praised his former club.
According to reports in Italy, Napoli defender Raul Albiol has rejected the advances of Manchester City.
Could another Liverpool youngster be about to burst onto the scene next season?
Queens Park Rangers chairman Tony Fernandes wants to keep Adel Taarabt at the club despite AC Milan's attempts to sign him.