In a recent article published by John Cross of the Mirror, Newcastle United and Bournemouth have been credited with an interest in former Tottenham and Schalke midfielder Lewis Holtby.
After joining Tottenham from the aforementioned German outfit in January 2013, he would go on to have a rather frustrating spell at White Hart Lane, which culminated in him being shipped out on loan to Fulham during the 13/14 campaign.
Following their relegation to the Championship, Holtby would return to the Bundesliga, joining Hamburg on loan for a season. A move which then became permanent in the summer of 2015. Since then, he has gone onto score four goals, as well as providing twelve assists in his homeland.
With the transfer window proving to be a frustrating one thus far for Rafa Benitez, a move for Holtby would make sense. The fee is reasonable and he would provide much needed creativity in the Magpies' midfield.
In other news, the club still remain confident of securing a deal for Eibar centre-back Florian Lejeune. Negotiations have been ongoing for around a month now, and both parties are expecting an £8.8 million move to be sealed by the time Newcastle resume pre-season training on Monday.