With the summer transfer market hotting up by the day, Alan Sheare has sent a Newcastle United teaser message to Charlie Austin.

The Queens Park Rangers striker is hot property after his 18 Premier League goals last season, followed up 59 in 98 Championship starts in the previous three years.

Charlie Austin sent out this message on Twitter regarding Geordie legend Alan Shearer:

Charlie Austin @chazaustin9

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

Never one to miss a trick, Shearer was straight on the case and tossing the ball back into Charlie Austin’s court:

Alan Shearer [email protected]

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

Would be nice to think somebody like Charlie Austin would fancy the challenge of coming up to St James’ Park and playing in front of 52,000 every other week.

Just as interesting would be if Austin made it clear he fancied a move to Newcastle, what Mike Ashley would do in terms of being ambitious enough to go after a player who would surely guarantee Premier League goals.