Newcastle striker Joselu could be set to leave the club in January amidst interest from China, the Mirror reports, via Calcio Mercato.

The Spaniard is subject to interest from Chinese club Tianjin Teda, who are reportedly already in talks to sign the striker.

The 28-year-old joined Newcastle for £4.8million during the summer transfer window in 2017, moving from Stoke City, though the forward has endured a tough time on Tyneside and has often been subject to criticism.

Joselu has scored just seven goals in his 49 appearances for the club and has fallen down the pecking order under Rafael Benitez this season with the likes of Salomon Rondon and Ayoze Perez both featuring recently.

And the Newcastle boss could be looking to offload the Spaniard during the January transfer window in order to pursue his own transfer targets.

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Tianjin have one of their four overseas player spots available and the former Real Madrid man Ule Stielike, who currently manages the Chinese side, is keen to use that spot for the Spaniard.

The striker scored just his third goal of the season, in 17 appearances, against Blackburn in the FA Cup third round replay in midweek, though his extra time finish looked offside