Newcastle are planning a raid on Sporting Lisbon.
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Newcastle United are expected to make a double move to sign Ruben Semedo and William Carvalho from Sporting Lisbobn.
Portuguese newspaper Correia del Manha report Sporting are braced for Rafa Benitez to sanction an offer this week.
Both players have release clause of 45 million Euros each, but the report says Sporting would consider a double deal to sell both at 60 million Euros - which currently equates to £52 million.
Sporting Lisbon are already preparing the lose the duo and have replacements lined up.
Portugal's William Carvalho and Sweden's Oscar Lewicki in action
Carvalho is a defensive midfielder who has been highly regarded over the past four seasons and linked with clubs across Europe.
Only Sporting's high asking price has led to him remaining at the club, but at 25 he risks missing his window of opportunity if he does not move on this summer.
Sporting Lisbon's Ruben Semedo in action against Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Semedo, 23, plays as a centre-back and was a regular for Sporting last season.
He signed a new contract earlier this season putting Sporting in charge of his future, and The Sun report Everton and Southampton are both admirers of him.
Both Carvalho and Semedo have Champions League experience and if Newcastle could lure the pair it would strengthen the spine of their team and show the Premier League they mean business upon their return to the top flight.
Sporting Lisbon's Ruben Semedo celebrates with teammate Farley Rosa