Newcastle 'make Douglas bid'

Newcastle are awaiting a response from FC Twente after tabling a bid for Brazil-born defender Douglas.


Press Association Sport understands that the Magpies submitted a formal offer amounting to more than four million Euros on Tuesday night for the 24-year-old and are now waiting to hear back.

However, it is also understood that Twente have placed a higher - if not much higher - valuation on the player, who is being courted by a series of other clubs, thought to include Fulham and West Ham.

The Magpies discussed Douglas with Steve McClaren's club during their aborted bid to snap up striker Luuk de Jong, but were relaxed in their pursuit with the player needing to remain in Holland until late next month to ensure he is eligible to represent his adopted country after being granted residence.

But they have now stepped up their interest once again as they attempt to close in on their major targets for the summer.

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