It is reported that representatives from Newcastle United are watching Sampdoria’s Dennis Praet this evening.
The English Premier League side have lost their opening two matches of the new season, going down 1-0 to Huddersfield Town this afternoon.
It has been a frustrating transfer window for Magpies boss Rafa Benitez, who is desperate to bolster his squad with new faces before the deadline.
And Sportitalia claim that a delegation is at Marassi this evening to watch the attacking midfielder in action against Benevento on the opening Serie A matchday.
Following the conclusion of the match, it is said that talks will formally take place between the two parties.
It is rumoured that Newcastle will make an offer of €15m for the 23-year-old Belgian’s services.