A bookmaker has suspended betting on Charlie Austin joining Newcastle United - but the club is yet to make a breakthrough in its bid to sign the striker.
Skybet acted after a flurry of bets saw Newcastle backed into 1/10 to sign the 26-year-old.
Queens Park Rangers rate Austin in the £15million-bracket.
Chelsea and West Ham United are also interested in Austin, who scored 18 goals in the Premier League last season.
Austin is Newcastle’s No 1 summer target.