Newcastle United are close to agreement with former Burnley midfielder Jeff Hendrick.
The Republic of Ireland international is a free agent and had attracted interest from AC Milan earlier in the year.
Manager Steve Bruce is keen to bolster his squad with British signings and sees Hendrick as a valuable addition with his vast Premier League experience and versatility.
The 28-year old Hendrick also has interest from Aston Villa.
Bruce has also shown interest in the likes of Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson and Liverpool’s £20m-rated winger Harry Wilson. Wigan’s Antonee Robinson who is set for Sheffield United was also discussed but a limited budget for fees and wages will restrict Bruce’s ambitions.
Newcastle goalkeeper Freddie Woodman is discussing a contract extension at the club. The 23-year-old is likely to rejoin Swansea City on another season loan once his contract is agreed.