Midweek Sport - - ON THE NOSE - By JA­SON MEL­LOR

NEW­CAS­TLE are in the run­ning to sign the “Red Ter­ror­ist” – Olympiakos striker Rafik Djeb­bour.

The Al­ge­rian is rated at £2.25mil­lion af­ter fin­ish­ing top scorer in Greece last sea­son with 20 goals in 24 games.

Djeb­bour (right) earned his nick­name from fans for the way he ter­rorises de­fences in the red of the Pi­raeus club.

Mar­seille are also in­ter­ested in the French­born 29-year-old, who re­cently signed a new con­tract un­til 2016.

Dar­ren Bent re­mains New­cas­tle’s top tar­get as Alan Pardew looks to strengthen in at­tack.

But with doubts over the long-term fu­ture of last sea­son’s top scorer Papiss Cisse, and Shola Ameobi set to end a 13-year stay at St James’ Park, the Toon man­ager is keep­ing his op­tions open to avoid be­ing left short up front.

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