Newcastle United remain interested in Wolfsburg striker Wout Weghorst, with the German club likely to be forced into a sale.

That’s according to Kicker, who cover the situation today as part of a piece looking at his and Josip Brekalo’s futures.

Brekalo was close to leaving in the summer, having made it clear that he wanted a departure, and the club was also more than willing to let him go.

He eventually ended up on loan at Torino, and he’s been ‘convincing’ with them so far, so much so that the Italian side are willing to activate their purchase clause.

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He’s not the only player who could be leaving, though, with several other players in the squad also on the sell list and sales needed if they are to sign anyone.

For example, if an offer were to arrive for Wout Weghorst in the next few weeks, then it is something that will have to be taken into consideration.

The striker recently changed agents after being linked with a move away for the last two summers, and ‘there are rumours’ of interest from Newcastle and ‘not for the first time’.

They’re likely to be spending big in January, and adding a striker to support Callum Wilson would be a smart move for Eddie Howe’s side.

At this point, it seems there is only ‘interest’ from them in Weghorst, who has 69 goals and 22 assists in 139 goals for Wolfsburg, but there is seemingly a feeling that could develop into something more.

He’s certainly a player Newcastle are aware of, with it stated in June last year that he was at the top of their wishlist, although that was later dismissed.

If he doesn’t leave in January, then a move in the summer is definitely on the cards, with Kicker stating any stay beyond then is ‘unlikely’.