Magpies feel Ivorian does not fit their profile for new signings in the north east.
Newcastle United have pulled out of the race to sign in-demand Wigan Athletic front man Arouna Kone this summer, according to reports in the Newcastle Chronicle.
The experienced Ivory Coast international has only been at the DW stadium for the one season now, having originally been signed by the Latics from Liga outfit Levante last August for just 3.5 million euros on a three-year deal.
And in his debut campaign in the Premier League, the 29-year-old proved himself to be an accomplished finisher, finding the back of the net on 13 occasions overall in 38 appearances in all competitions, including 11 strikes in his 34 top-flight contests, and this in a struggling side that was eventually relegated to the Championship.
However, despite initially showing interest in the Ivorian, the Magpies have now decided that the striker does not fit their image for new arrivals at St James’ Park, especially the player’s age, and it now appears as though Kone will instead team up again with the man who brought him to England in the first place, new Everton manager David Moyes.