According to an article that one of the punters had seen on Shoot.co.uk, boss Steve McClaren is weighing up a move for Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi.
The Belgian international has scored five goals in Ligue 1 for the French club already this season and could be the subject of a big from the Magpies in January when the transfer window reopens.
One ardent Newcastle United fan almost choked on his dry roasted peanuts when he was informed of this news and is gutted that the club continue to be linked with unproven Premier League talent.
It is hard to argue with certain inquisitive punters who feel this could be another big gamble for the club but then again at a tender 21-years-old, Newcastle could get the player tied down ahead of his very best years.
Magpies fans… What do you make to this news? Does it upset you that yet another rumour in the Tavern has linked you with an unproven Premier League player?