HITC Sport understands Jurgen Kopp likes the Dutchman.
Liverpool are ready to launch a bid for Newcastle’so Gino Wijnaldum, HITC Sport understands.
The 25-year-old joined Newcastle last summer from PSV Eindhoven for £14.5 million and he enjoyed a successful campaign despite their relegation.
A number of clubs have been linked but HITC Sport understands that Liverpool and Tottenham are leading the race.
A source told HITC Sport: “Interest is now there, a deal is going to happen and Newcastle have made it clear their demands.”
Newcastle do not want to lose Wijnaldum but they have made it known they would take £25million for his signature.
HITC Sport understands that Liverpool have made contacts in the last 24 hours about a deal.
Tottenham are also keen but they now face major competition for his signature.
Wijnaldum is happy on Tyneside but he has made it known to Rafa Benitez that he wants to be back in the Premier League.