Newcastle United set sights on Dutch forward - and have 'significant financial resources' to complete a deal

Newcastle United have set their sights on PSV Eindhoven forward Cody Gakpo, according to reports in France.

PSV Eindhoven's Cody Gakpo celebrates after scoring a goal during the Dutch Eredivisie league football match between PSV Eindhoven and PEC Zwolle at the Philips Stadium in Eindhoven, on December 21, 2019.
PSV Eindhoven's Cody Gakpo celebrates after scoring a goal during the Dutch Eredivisie league football match between PSV Eindhoven and PEC Zwolle at the Philips Stadium in Eindhoven, on December 21, 2019.

The Magpies’ reported interest in the 20-year-old is highlighted by Foot Mercato when discussing Lyon’s interest.

It is claimed the Ligue 1 club are facing competition from United and PSV are open to selling for £8.5million.

Lyon have held initial talks over the Dutchman but claim competition is emerging from Newcastle.

The report adds Steve Bruce’s side have ‘significant financial resources’ to complete a deal.