Newcastle might be resigned to Yohan Cabaye leaving, but they have quickly looked to spend some of the Cabaye money by targeting Borussia Mongladbach's Luuk De Jong.
De Jong is reported to be on his way for a medical. The lateness of the move means he will be unable to feature in Newcastle's game with Norwich later on today.
A few years ago, 23 year old De Jong was hot property as he scored 59 goals in 119 appearances of FC Twente - with 32 of those 59 coming in his final season with the Dutch club.
Last season he made the move to Borussia Mongladbach and despite high expectations, De Jong has failed to live up to them. Last season Borussia Mongladbach were expected to continue their upward projectory and establish themselves as a top four club in Germany. They failed to do so and De Jong's failure to lead the line were a massive part of that reason - he scored only 6 goals in 26 Bundesliga appearances.
This season brought Brazilian Raffael and German international Max Kruse and they have both inspired Borussia Mongladbach into fourth place and the Bundesliga final Champions League position.
As a punishment for his poor performances last season, De Jong has yet to a start a match and has only 13 appearances from the bench, making a grand total of 76 minutes altogether.
With De Jong clearly not wanted Newcastle have stepped in to secure themselves a striker in the hope he will rediscover his old form.
De Jong is an Eredivisie winner, a title he won with old club FC Twente in 2010. He won three other trophies during his time there and was their top goalscorer twice in the 2010/11 and 2011/12 seasons, as well as top assister in the 2010/11 season.
He is also the recipient of 7 caps for Holland, scoring 3 times in the process.
Definitely De Jong is a talented player, something Newcastle are aware of after they missed out on the opportunity to get him last season.
With Newcastle only possessing one striker who can score goals: Loic Remy; Newcastle will hope De Jong returns to the form he showed in Holland.