Manager Chris Hughton has revealed that Newcastle have targeted Everton striker James Vaughan as they look to replace injured loan signing Marlon Harewood before the transfer window closes.
Aston Villa forward Harewood suffered a broken metatarsal in training and Hughton is keen to bolster his striking options, having failed to lure main transfer target Jermaine Beckford to St James' Park.
"Everybody's aware we've been looking for a striker," he told the South Shields Gazette.
"We missed out on our main target, and everybody knows who that was, and I'd have taken back Marlon had he not been injured badly.
"James Vaughan is a player we're aware of, and one we're interested in, but I don't know if that one will happen."
Vaughan has already spent time on loan at fellow Championship side Derby earlier this season, but injury curtailed his spell with the Rams.
Since returning from injury, the England Under 21 forward has made seven appearances for the Toffees, scoring once.