Newcastle United are contemplating bringing striker Andy Carroll back to the club with the striker being a free agent after leaving West Ham United.
With the team having already lost strikers Joselu, Solomon Randon and Ayoze Perez, a striker tops new manager Steve Bruce wishlist and apart from Carrol they are closing in on the £35m capture of Hoffenheim's Brazilian striker Joelinton.
According to the Telegraph, the club is already in touch with the Carroll camp and will keep a close eye on his recovery from ankle surgery before deciding whether to sign him as a free agent.
Newcastle is still hoping to complete a club-record deal for Joelinton, with the German club revealing over the weekend that talks are in the "home straight."
Hoffenheim a £35m bid from the Magpies for Joelinton earlier in the week, but they have not been able to announce it over the weekend as planned.
Carrol, meanwhile, is not a priority for new manager Steve Bruce, who privately wants at least two strikers, a winger, a full-back and a central midfield player before the close of the transfer window.
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