Kuqi in Magpies medical

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Skysports.com understands Shefki Kuqi is undergoing a medical at Newcastle ahead of a shock move.

Pardew sweet on striker swoop

Skysports.com understands Shefki Kuqi is undergoing a medical at Newcastle ahead of a shock move to St James' Park. As revealed by skysports.com earlier on Wednesday, the Magpies were lining up a shock move for the Finnish striker to bolster their attacking options. The North East side have targeted a move for Kuqi as they are desperately short of options in attack having sold Andy Carroll to Liverpool on deadline day and lost Shola Ameobi for several weeks with a fractured cheekbone. Magpies boss Alan Pardew confirmed earlier this week he was considering a number of free agents having missed out on bringing in a new forward before the close of the transfer window Former Blackburn forward Kuqi is available on a free transfer having cancelled his contract at Swansea last month. Pardew has indentified Kuqi as the answer to Newcastle's striking problems and is ready to offer the 34-year-old a short-term deal at St James' Park.

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