Newcastle United in Bas Dost talks

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HITC Sport understands that Rafa Benitez wants more attacking options

Newcastle United are trying to persuade Bas Dost to move to the Championship, HITC Sport understands.

Newcastle have been fans of Dost for a couple of years and have tried to sign him on a couple of occasions and now they are back in for him.

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Wolfsburg are open to his exit having signed Mario Gomez and Newcastle have already made contact and are trying to thrash out a deal.

The main issue is whether the 27-year-old Dutch international can be persuaded to drop into the Championship but Newcastle are confident of getting him.

There is interest from elsewhere in England with Premier League sides Leicester, West Ham and Everton amongst those tracking the situation but Newcastle are hoping that they pull of something of a coup by landing Dost.

Newcastle United manager Rafael BenitezNewcastle United manager Rafael Benitez

Promotion favourites Newcastle have endured an indifferent start to the new season but they have won their last two games but despite having Serbian targetman Aleksandar Mitrovic back from suspension Benitez wants extra quality.

Newcastle are hoping that they could have Dost on board by the time they face promotion rivals Brighton & Hove Albion this weekend.

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