DAILY STAR: "Toon boss Alan Pardew is anxious to boost his firepower after failing with an initial bid to take Liverpool striker Andy Carroll back to Tyneside on loan.
"The Maccabi Tel Aviv star, 19, caught the eye of scouts with four Olympic group-stage goals for Senegal, including the late equaliser in the 1-1 draw with Team GB at Old Trafford. He also scored the goal that rescued a 1-1 draw against the United Arab Emirates.
"West Ham boss Sam Allardyce, who also wants England international Carroll, has already lodged a £1.5million offer for Konate.
"And Premier League champions Manchester City, along with Fulham, have been credited with an interest."