Newcastle United are reportedly interested in bringing West Bromwich striker Osaze Odemwingie to St Jamesâ€™ Park.
The Sun reported on Wednesday that Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is keen on the frontman as a replacement for Demba Ba who is likely to join Chelsea.
The tabloid reported: â€œTalks were on-going last night and Toon boss Pardew is hoping to land Odemwingie for Â£3m.
â€œThe Nigerian, 31, has 18 months left on his deal and wants to quit Albion.
â€œHe almost moved to the cash-rich Qatari League last summer but the Baggies were unable to strike a deal.
â€œAlbion chiefs are keen to do business now rather than see his value plummet as he nears the end of his contract.â€
But a Birmingham Mail source close to Newcastle poured cold water on the news.
He tweeted : â€œNo truth in this morningâ€™s reports that #wba and Newcastle are in talks over potential Odemwingie moveâ€