The 20-year-old forward has caught the eye of a number of clubs after enjoying a successful season in the French top flight, contributing nine goals in 23 appearances for the club this term.
It has been reported that Manchester United were about to make an inquiry for the Frenchman, but a recent report reveals that the Magpies and BVB are involved in a two-horse race.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Newcastle United are closely monitoring the situation around the 20-year-old striker, and they are interested in signing him in the summer transfer window.
Hugo Ekitike is back to full fitness after injury and he's now prepared for an important summer: Newcastle have been working on this deal since January, he's a top target but Borussia Dortmund are now pushing. 👀🇫🇷 #transfers
BVB have Ekitike in their list to replace Haaland. pic.twitter.com/SBi8gJ0KhQ
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 15, 2022
However, the German outfit Dortmund are also credited with an interest, as they look to replace Erling Braut Haaland, who agreed to join Manchester City.
Ekitike possesses a contract with the Ligue 1 side until the end of the 2023-24 campaign.