Newcastle manager Steve Bruce is targeting Burnley youngster Dwight McNeil as he looks to make his first signing at the club.
Bruce wants to bring the speedy youngster Tyneside as he begins his summer spending spree. Newcastle are hoping that a bid of around £15m will be enough to convince Burnley to sell their man.
However, the Magpies will face stiff competition from the likes of Tottenham and Juventus who have also expressed interest in McNeil.
McNeil, who is just 19, had a breakthrough season with the Clarets last season after deciding to move away from Manchester United to make a name for himself.
The Sun reports that Burnley value their man at around £30m, suggesting that Newcastle's bid of £15m is likely to be rejected by the Clarets.
The move for a winger has become a priority of Newcastle's, however, they have targets in other positions. This could mean that they would look to strengthen elsewhere if a deal for McNeil becomes too expensive.
Bruce has been a long-term admirer of Preston centre-back Ben Davies and is willing to use his personal contacts to ensure that the centre-half comes to St James' Park.
Newcastle are also closing in
It is also thought that a deal will be struck for Dwight
Source : 90min