Chief scout Graham Carr was in South Korea at the weekend to watch the 19-year-old Ji play for Chunnam Dragons and was reasonably impressed.
Target: Newcastle sent a scout to watch South Korea's forward Ji Dong-won
The 6ft 1in teenager had a spell at Reading three seasons ago but struggled to settle. He has since scored five goals in nine internationals.
Manager Alan Pardew wants at least two new strikers in the summer and remains keen on Cardiff's Jay Bothroyd, 28.
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