Newcastle United have identified two striking targets this summer as they look to improve their squad.

A disappointing campaign last year means Alan Pardew will almost certainly be a busy man in the transfer window.

After selling Demba Ba in January the club found themselves short in the striking department, with only Papiss Cisse to call on.

The club are looking to address that and both Wilfred Bony and Andre-Pierre Gignac are targets for the Geordie club.

Bony scored a ridiculous amount of goals for Vitesse Arnhem last season and looks set to leave the club this summer following serious interest from some of Europe’s finest clubs.

Newcastle were reportedly heading the race to sign the Ivorian international and are willing to meet the £15million asking price Vitesse have put in place.

As for Gignac his goal-scoring tally my not be as impressive as Bony’s (Gignac has averaged about a goal every three games through out his career), however his all round play is what has alerted Newcastle.

At over 6ft he is able to keep ahold of the ball well and bring others in to play. Gignac has represented France 16 times, including thrice during the 2010 World Cup.

Newcastle departures

These additions to the club may not be enough to keep some of their key assets at the club this summer.

Yohan Cabaye and Hatem Ben Arfa have both been linked with moves back to France.

Monaco are reportedly ready to make Cabaye their next big money signing, whilst Laurent Blanc wants to make Ben Arfa his first signing at P.S.G