According to a report in the Daily Star, Newcastle United could make a move for Manchester United defender Paddy McNair.
McNair has been linked with both Sunderland and Celtic recently, but it is believed that Newcastle could make an offer.
McNair has been told that he has no future at Old Trafford by Jose Mourinho, and he is expected to leave United this summer.
Newcastle feel that he would be a good addition to their backline, as they plan to earn immediate promotion from the Championship.
The Magpies have already made five signings this summer, but they are keen to strengthen their squad even further.
McNair has made 27 senior appearances for the Red Devils to date, and Rafael Benitez feels he could bolster their defensive options.
Newcastle already have a strong backline, but Benitez wants to add depth in that position.
Newcastle are also believed to be keen on signing another attacking midfielder and a striker before the close of the transfer window, while they are said to be closing in on a deal for Hull City midfielder Mohamed Diame (Chronicle).