Newcastle United have their sights on landing Lille centre-back Sven Botman during the winter transfer window.
The Magpies are expected to go on a spending spree in January following their takeover from a Saudi-led consortium.
Lille are unlikely to sell him on the cheap as they are expected to demand at least £40m up front for the Dutchman.
AC Milan are also interested in signing him at the turn of the year. The Magpies face a tough task of convincing him.
The Tyneside outfit recently suffered a disappointing 4-0 loss to Leicester City. They are still three points adrift of safety.
Eddie Howe has acknowledged that the club are in a difficult situation despite having funds to spend in the New Year.