Newcastle United failed to beat Manchester United as the tie at St James’ Park ended in a 1-1 draw earlier this midweek.

The fixture also saw striker Callum Wilson pick up an injury, who is now expected to be out of action for months, which could force the Magpies to look for a new goalscorer in the winter market.

According to today’s edition of Tuttosport, the Tyneside club have set their eyes on Torino star Andrea Belotti.

The Italy international has six months left on his contract and has not signed an extension with the Serie A side so far. His situation has caught the attention of Eddie Howe and co., while AC Milan are also keeping tabs on the striker.

It’s claimed Stefano Pioli’s side hope to take the 28-year-old on a free transfer after this season, but it’s the Premier League side who appear to have made the first move.

In fact, ‘in the last few hours’, Belotti’s entourage has received a ‘very interesting’ proposal from Newcastle, although it’s not made clear whether the offer is for January or next summer.

Apart from Milan and Newcastle, Major League Soccer side Toronto FC also maintain an interest in Belotti.