Newcastle United are taking a keen interest in Watford star Danny Graham, skysports.com understands.
The Gateshead-born striker finished this season as top scorer in the Championship with 24 goals.
Graham has hit double figures in his last four campaigns, with some 74 goals in that time.
Graham is now being strongly linked with a move to the Premier League - where he has previously played for Middlesbrough.
Boro plucked Graham from non-league, but he never got a run in the first team before subsequent moves to Carlisle and Watford.
Now Watford look to have a real battle on their hands to keep Graham, who signed a new contract at the start of this season.
Skysports.com believes that Newcastle have been keeping close tabs on him and reports to the Magpies' hierarchy have been positive, which could now prompt them into making a summer move.
However, Newcastle are not the only club interested and the likes of newly-promoted Queens Park Rangers could also be interested.