Newcastle United are being linked with a move for former Arsenal starlet, Havard Nordveit, and will look to tie up a summer transfer for the midfielder.
The 21 year-old has been linked with a move to Liverpool in recent months but a move has so failed to come about and the Magpies will look to capitalize.
The defensive midfielder has impressed for high-flying Borussia Monchengladbach this season, making 26 appearances for the Bundesliga side.
Nordveit has also made two appearances for the Norwegian national side since making his debut last year and could see the move as an opportunity to improve upon that tally.
Alan Pardew could be looking at the starlet as a potential replacement for a departing player, with several individuals impressing in Newcastle’s surprisingly good season.
Yohan Cabaye and Cheick Tioté are two such players that have been instrumental in the Tynesider’s breakout campaign and should either central midfielder leave, reinforcements will be needed.
Cabaye has been associated with numerous European outfits despite the fact that he only arrived at St. James’ Park last summer, while Manchester United, Chelsea and others have been linked with Tioté.
Nordveit arrived at Borussia-Park for a fee of just £800,000 in 2010, but should he complete a return to the English top flight, Newcastle would be expected to pay around £5m for his services after he became such a key component for the German outfit.
The youngster failed to make even one appearance for Arsene Wenger’s side during his first stint in England, being loaned out on several occasions, however the choice to let him go could come back to haunt the North Londoners as Newcastle look to improve upon an impressive 2011-12 campaign.