DOUGLAS is back on Newcastle United’s transfer radar.
The defender is available on a free transfer at the end of the month when his FC Twente contract expires.
Douglas has previously been the subject of bids from the club, which is looking to recruit a centre-half this summer.
Liverpool have also been credited with an interest in the 25-year-old.
And the Brazilian – who is eligible to play for Holland after getting a Dutch passport through residency – is set to sift through the offers on the table next week.
Reports in Holland have suggested that Douglas is keen on a move to Newcastle.
Pardew – who is hopeful “two or three” players will arrive at St James’s Park in the summer transfer window – is keen to add depth to his defensive options.
Captain Fabricio Coloccini and Steven Taylor are his first-choice central defensive partnership.
Argentinian club San Lorenzo’s brazen bid to sign Coloccini collapsed last week, fuelling hopes that the 31-year-old – who asked to leave United in January – will stay at Newcastle.
The 31-year-old has three years left on his United contract.
Meanwhile, Motherwell will take on Newcastle in a pre-season friendly at Fir Park on July 16 (7pm kick-off).
The fixture has been revealed by the Scottish Premier League club, managed by Stuart McCall.
United are yet to announce any of their warm-up games.