West Ham United, Manchester City and Crystal Palace are also reportedly interested in the Swansea City midfielder.
The defender has been one of the few bright sparks for Remi Garde's side.
Derby County and Nottingham Forest both want Hibernian front man Jason Cummings.
Newcastle United are right to gamble on the midfielder who has both the time and potential to improve.
United face two very tough away fixtures before the end of the week.
HITC Sport understands a number of Premier League and Championship clubs are tracking the Preston star.
West Bromwich Albion, Newcastle United, and Watford have all been linked with Tottenham Hotspur winger Andros Townsend.
Premier League duo battling to sign Florentin Pogba.
Mark Davies' move away from Bolton appears to be off.
The Magpies are currently sitting in the bottom three after a poor first half to the campaign.