Newcastle United are looking to land a prolific striker for next season after scoring just 39 league goals last term.
Fulham are keen on making a permanent move for Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic following his successful loan at Craven Cottage during the second half of last term, and both sides have agreed a fee in the region of £20million, according to the Telegraph.
Sanctioning Mitrovic's sale will surely boost Newcastle financially in their pursuit of Plea, and the Frenchman is definitely an upgrade on the Serbia international.
The Nice star ended last season with 21 goals and six assists across all competitions, with his ability to play out wide a quality that would come handy at St. James' Park.
While Mitrovic managed to score 12 goals in 18 Championship starts for Fulham to remind all and sundry of his quality, he does not offer much outside the box and is not a lethal finisher going by the many chances he squandered at the World Cup.
On the other hand, Plea is very mobile and can also do damage outside the box with his dribbling abilities.
With 14 goals to his name in 2016-17, the Frenchman is far from being a one-season wonder and can only get better going forward.
Newcastle returning with another bid in order to get a deal over the line suggests manager Rafa Benitez has found the perfect answer to his side's struggles in front of goal, and selling Mitrovic to seal a summer move for Plea could be a great choice for the club in the end.
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