Newcastle United eye Lille striker

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Newcastle are reportedly tracking Lille striker Tulio De Melo, who is available on a free transfer at the end of the season.

Newcastle United are reportedly weighing up a move for Lille striker Tulio de Melo.

The Brazilian, who is out of contract this summer, has only found the net twice for Les Dogues this season.

According to talkSPORT, Alan Pardew is monitoring the 27-year-old, who has tasted Champions League football this season.

De Melo moved to Lille from Serie A side Palermo in 2008.

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