Francesco Tavano's agent has confirmed that Newcastle are indeed keen on securing the player's signature - although they look like facing a battle to land him.
The 27-year-old Empoli striker emerged as a target for The Magpies earlier this week and now Stefano Guercini has confirmed that there are talks planned with the North East giant's.
"Newcastle are one of the clubs interested in Francesco," he told skysports.com.
Guercini also revealed that Newcastle are not the only Premiership side keen on securing Tavano - who bagged 19 goals last season.
"There are three other clubs along with Newcastle. I hope to talk with them all this weekend.
"We are hopeful something will be done."
Tavano has bagged 38 goals in the last two seasons and has attracted attention from a number of clubs including Internazionale, Valencia and Shakhtar Donetsk - but he would like the chance to play in England.
"Of course Francesco would love to play in The Premiership," added Guercini.
"It is a dream for most players and he would certainly like the chance."