The 26-year-old netted 16 goals in the 2014/15 Bundesliga campaign, as Wolfsburg finished as runners-up, but a summer exit is expected, and the Magpies have moved to the front of the queue to sign him.
Despite the long term interest in signing the prolific striker, there had been no indication that talks had started between the two clubs, but now they have contacted the Volkswagen backed outfit in an attempt to agree a fee ahead of a potential transfer.
Following Steve McClaren’s appointment as head coach, the last week has been spent finalising transfer targets, and now that Dost has been highlighted as a player who will improve the playing squad, the club are ready to sanction a deal.
He is said to be keen on a move to England, whilst being available for under £10 million makes him an ideal transfer target for Newcastle, who have been scouting possible fresh faces through Graham Carr for a number of months.
Dost seems to be the perfect player for Newcastle to sign, with a tremendous goalscoring record fixing the main issue in the Magpies squad - that of finding the back of the net. He has consistency issues which need to be overcome, but for lower than £10 million, and with him being just 26, it is hard to argue against Newcastle’s move to tie Dost down in the coming weeks.