Mike Ashley gets helping hand in Newcastle transfer recruitment from Alan Shearer

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Alan Shearer has sent Charlie Austin a cheeky tweet telling the QPR striker to come to Newcastle – and try beating his Premier League goalscoring record.

Austin has been linked with a move to Newcastle this summer after bagging 18 goals for QPR last season.

The striker was watching a programme on Sky Sports tonight about Shearer, who hold the Premier League record of 260 goals.

And he tweeted: “260 premier league goals!!! No one is catching him @alanshearer #thegoaldontmove”

Shearer replied: “Why don’t you come up here and try?! #9”

Austin has emerged as Newcastle’s first choice transfer target as they look to strengthen their attack for next season.

Shearer, who has only recently joined Twitter, meanwhile also sent Harry Redknapp a message today about Newcastle.

Redknapp also set up social media account today and the former Magpies striker tweeted him: “Fancy the Newcastle job H?”