Newcastle have not made a formal bid for Alexandre Lacazette after being told that the Lyon striker is not for sale.
Press Association Sport reported that while the Magpies have a long-held interest in the player and are desperate to boost their striking options this month, Lacazette is simply not available.
Reports in France claimed Newcastle had offered more than £18 million for Lacazette, but sources on Tyneside have said that was not the case.
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