Rafa Benitez is preparing for a busy summer during which he is expected to shake things up in attack.
The Spaniard will reshuffle his forward line and Tyneside club could end up looking quite different upfront next year.
Aleksandar Mitrovic is currently with Fulham and will definitely leave the club at the end of the season whereas Islam Slimani is enduring plenty of pressure after failing to meet the expectations since his January move.
Newcastle United boss struggled to find the winning combination up front and is said to have already identified a potential addition to his ranks.
English media claim Nice striker Alassane Plea is one of the players Benitez is keen to pursue during the summer transfer window.
The 25-year-old French forward is enjoying a successful spell with his club ever since he emerged at the brightest scene last season with 14 strikes on his tally.
He continued the form this term as well and already has 15 goals under his belt.
It is expected that an offer worth £15 million would be expected from Newcastle to grab their man.