Newly-promoted Newcastle are reportedly in advanced talks with Porto, in a deal that would see Cameroon forward Vincent Aboubakar join the North-East side.

The Magpies are said to have wanted Aboubakar back in 2014 but their bid to sign him failed, and now this could be their moment.

It is also reported by Futbol Arena that Turkish champions Besiktas hold strong interest in the player, however their chances of signing him have been dashed, as Newcastle have entered into advanced talks with the 25-year-old.

The Cameroon talisman actually spent last season on-loan in Turkey with Besiktas, helping them win another league title by netting 17 goals in all competitions.

He also scored the winner for Cameroon in the African Cup of Nations final, and will represent the African side at this summer’s Confederations Cup held in Russia.

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez has made reinforcing his attack a main priority this summer, and signing the powerful Aboubakar would certainly be a step in the right direction, whilst potentially signalling the end of Aleksandar Mitrovic’s time at St James’ Park.

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