The 26-year-old could be available for as little as £10m.
The Shields Gazette also believe that Samatta is under consideration by Newcastle’s scouting team, though, they think the Magpies will be targeting loan moves in January rather than permanent transfers.
Samatta has a ridiculously good scoring record in Belgium, and it would be interesting to see if he could replicate that sort of form in a stronger league.
Do you think Newcastle will sign Samatta?
Could Samatta be that man? The scouts seem to think so.
As we edge closer to the January transfer window, this Samatta story is one to keep an eye on.