Newcastle target French striker

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Newcastle United are interested in Utrecht striker Sebastien Haller.

Rafa Benitez is looking to sign a striker before the transfer window closes at the end of the month.

And 22-year-old Haller is understood to be a potential target.

The France Under-21 international, under contract at Utrecht until 2019, is rated in the £6million bracket.

Haller joined the Dutch club on a permanent basis last year after a successful loan in the Eredivisie.

United manager Benitez feels he needs another powerful striker to compete with Aleksandar Mitrovic, who is serving a four-game suspension.

Everton and Tottenham Hotspur have also been linked with moves for Haller.