According to Bild, Newcastle United are interested in snapping up Wolfsburg striker Wout Weghorst – but face major competition from Arsenal.

It’s claimed that Wolfsburg would be willing to sell Weghorst this summer, but only for a fee of around €35million (£32million) – around three times what they paid for him two years ago.

The 27-year-old has excelled since joining Wolfsburg from AZ Alkmaar. He has smashed 20 goals and five assists this season, whilst he racked up 18 goals and seven assists last term.

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Newcastle are claimed to have a ‘great interest’ in signing Weghorst, in a deal which would most likely be planned for a post-takeover landscape.

Arsenal are also looking for strikers, given that both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette are out of contract in 2021.

A giant target man at 6ft 6in tall, Weghorst possesses devastating aerial ability, and that style could lend itself well to Premier League action.

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It’s still hard to imagine him at Arsenal though. The Gunners haven’t had a true target man figure since Olivier Giroud’s exit, and it would be a shock to see Mikel Arteta go down that route.

Weghorst turns 28 this summer, and it may be a case of now or never for the Dutch international if he’s going to make a big move to England.

With Newcastle needing a goalscorer and Arsenal struggling for cash, we make the Magpies favourites for this deal – especially if their takeover does finally go through.

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