Despite Aleksandar Mitrovic having already arrived from Anderlecht, the club have remained hopeful of bringing in another striker and have chased Austin for the last two months but decided that he wasn't worth paying big money for. It will be interesting to see if the Magpies continue their pursuit of the striker in January where he will be free to start negotiations with what would be expected to be a large number of clubs.
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