Newcastle United played to a goalless draw in a home game against West Ham United, failing to register a single shot on target.
Another name in Newcastle's search for a striker is Rennes' Mevlut Erding.
Newcastle are being linked with young AC Milan striker M’Baye Niang. A one-year loan with an option to buy suits the club, who are looking to bolster their attack.
Papiss Cisse will return to Newcastle's first team in tomorrow's pre-season match against Scottish side St Mirren. However the club have withdrawn from talks with Lyon over striker Bafetimbi Gomis.
Papiss Cisse has settled his dispute with Newcastle United over their shirt sponsorship deal with Wonga, and has returned to first team training. He will be available to play the friendly against Blackpool this Sunday.
Newcastle have turned to Lyon's Bafetimbi Gomis in their search for a new striker.
Papiss Cisse has not traveled with the rest of the Newcastle United squad to their pre-season camp in Portugal. Cisse refuses to wear club sponsor Wonga on his jersey claiming it conflicts with his religious beliefs.
The on-again-off-again nature of Newcastle's interest in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang seem to be on again after the player was linked to other clubs. Newcastle are also trailing West Ham's James Tomkins and Norwich's Anthony Pilkington.
Newcastle's search for a new number nine now turns to Marseille's André-Pierre Gignac, who scored 18 goals in 37 matches last season.
Newcastle target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang looks to be heading to Germany to join Borussia Dortmund or Bayer Leverkusen.
It is being reported that Borussia Dortmund are looking at Newcastle United's Papiss Cisse as a possible replacement for Robert Lewandowski, as he's likely to make a big-money move to Bayern Munich, Manchester City, or the like.