Newcastle Alan Pardew wants a new striker and has admitted he is keen on Loic Remy and Darren Bent.

The Magpies boss is preparing a player-plus-cash deal for QPR’s French striker Remy.

Pardew is willing to sacrifice centre-half Steven Taylor and pay around £6million to Rangers for the hot shot who tried but failed to keep them up.

Meanwhile, Bent has been deemed surplus to requirements at Villa and Pardew wants to take a chance on the man the Villans once paid £18m for.

He the Northern Echo: "Both of those players are on our list. I make no bones about that.

"But they are under contract at other clubs. It's difficult, you have to be careful. It's nice for our fans to hear names, but I don't want to disrupt other clubs' preparations.

"We have a list of four or five strikers who will push [Papiss] Cisse, Shola [Ameobi], Adam Campbell and Yoan Gouffran because that will be important next season.

"We do need two strikers. Last year, I didn't think there was enough competition in that area for a Premier League team."

The Toon want Remy as their new No.1, fitting in with their French dressing room, and made the official move after failing to land Arouna Kone who joined Everton from Wigan.

Remy is willing to go to Tyneside and Harry Redknapp will sell, but is demanding England hopeful defender Taylor in the deal.