Newcastle are keen to strike a deal that would see Chris Wood move from fellow relegation battlers Burnley, according to a report on The Telegraph.
The Magpies have already brought in their first signing of the January window in Kieran Trippier from Atletico Madrid, and are looking to further boost their defence by adding the pair of Botman and Diego Carlos to the squad.
But, it is the Burnley forward Chris Wood who is the latest to be linked with Newcastle as the new owners look to avoid the drop to the Championship and the player has reportedly given the green light for the deal to go ahead.
Newcastle have also identified Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah and Liverpool’s Divock Origi as potential options but a deal for either of the pair could be trickier.
The 30-year-old, who has 50 goals in the Premier League could come in for Callum Wilson, whose latest injury means he could be out for about two months. Forward Allan Saint-Maximin has been the team’s go-to man this season and Eddie Howe would be keen to bring in a player with Premier League experience who can hit the ground running.
Furthermore, signing Chris Wood, who is a regular starter in manager Sean Dyche’s team, would weaken Burnley’s hand in the relegation fight and further work in favour of the Tyneside outfit.