Premier League giants are tipped to fight it out for Michael Olise and Jonathan David this summer.
Liverpool, Arsenal and Newcastle are expected to target Lille striker David.
The £30million-rated Canadian speedster, 22, has already admitted he fancies a Premier League move.
And it’s the Gunners, Chelsea and Bayern Munich who are mostly strongly linked with Crystal Palace winger Olise, 20.
Arsenal are also understood to be keen on Palmeiras midfielder Danilo.
The Toon’s surge out of the drop zone has already made them a more attractive option for big names in the summer.
Eddie Howe splashed out in last month’s transfer window with the aim of survival.
But should they stay up, Saudi-backed Newcastle might blow many big Prem rivals out of the water financially, albeit without the lure of European football.
Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has told fans ‘it is not the time to laugh’ about Romelu Lukaku as the Blues’ £97.5milion striker struggles.
Lukaku touched the ball just seven times in Saturday’s 1-0 win at Crystal Palace, the lowest 90-minute total by a Prem player since such records began in 2003.
Ahead of tonight’s Champions League last-16 first leg at home to Lille, Tuchel said: “He’s in the spotlight and we’ll protect him. Romelu will always be part of the solution,”
Finally, Brentford new boy Christian Eriksen stepped up his recovery with two assists as the B team drew 2-2 in a friendly with Rangers.