Racing Genk's Nigerian defensive midfielder Wilfred Ndidi is reportedly attracting interest from Newcastle, according to Belgian website Voetbalnieuws.be.
Ndidi had been linked with a £6million move to Watford in the summer transfer window, and was also said to be an object of interest of Chelsea, Middlesbrough and Tottenham.
Votebalnieuws claimed that the Magpies had an interest in two Genk players, with winger Leon Bailey being the other young star being watched.
Ndidi has been at Genk for two years after signing for just £150,000 from Nigeria.
The Super Eagles star is able to play in a number of positions.
As well as playing the holding midfield role, he can play at centre half and at full back; a type of player Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez admires after praising the club’s utility player Vurnon Anita.