Sporting CP striker Bas Dost [right]
Bookmakers Sky Bet have installed Newcastle United as favourites to sign Sporting CP striker Bas Dost this summer.
Dost was linked with a move to St James' Park in August last year [Chronicle], but moved to Lisbon instead from Wolfsburg.
And, incredibly, the Netherlands international scored more league goals  than games played  during his maiden season in Portugal's top flight.
Sporting CP striker Bas Dost [left]
Nevertheless, a chance to play Premier League football with Newcastle would likely appeal to Dost and Sky Bet appear to think a move could happen, offering odds of 9/4 on a deal going through before 3 September.
Newcastle aren't the only English top flight club seeking to add to their forward line however, and West Ham United [4/1] are also considered strong contenders by the bookmaker.
West Ham manager Slaven Bilic
Like the Magpies, West Ham have also credited with interest in Dost previously [Daily Mail] although Everton, Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion have all been linked more recently than that [Correio da Manha].
Dost's contract is said to contain a £50 million release clause, however Sporting could still sell the 28-year-old for less than that amount.
Should Newcastle United and West Ham United make moves for Bas Dost this summer?