Newcastle manager Glenn Roeder has admitted an interest in free-scoring Ajax striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar.
The Magpies are in dire need of attacking reinforcements with Michael Owen and Shola Ameobi long-term injury victims.
Roeder is scouring the market for options and Huntelaar, along with his Ajax team-mate Urby Emanuelson, has come across his radar.
"Like a lot of Premiership managers, Huntelaar and Emanuelson are two players I greatly admire, but Ajax are insisting they are not for sale," Roeder told the Evening Chronicle.
Huntelaar forged a name for himself at Heerenveen and has not looked back since moving to Amsterdam.
His agent said recently a Premiership club had expressed interest in the forward and Ajax will be bracing themselves come the January transfer window.
Defender Emanuelson is a Dutch international, but he would not come cheap having committed his future to Ajax until the summer of 2011 in March.