NEWCASTLE United are interested in PSV Eindhoven’s Jeroen Zoet – but the club is yet to bid for the goalkeeper.
Alan Pardew wants to strengthen his goalkeeping options this summer after the departure of long-serving Steve Harper.
And Holland Under-21 international Zoet has been earmarked as a potential recruit.
Reports in Holland suggest the club has had a £1.7m bid rejected for the 22-year-old rejected by PSV.
However, SportMailunderstands Newcastle are yet to move for Zoet, pictured, who has spent the past two seasons on loan at RKC Waalwijk, and has another year left on his PSV contract.
There could be movement in the transfer market when director of football Joe Kinnear returns from holiday next week.
There is mounting concern on Tyneside at the club’s lack of progress in the transfer market, with Sunderland’s activity – the club has signed eight players – having only added to the frustration.
The club’s No1 priority is a striker, but a goalkeeper is also on Pardew’s wishlist.
Rob Elliot is likely to start the season between the posts, with first-choice stopper Krul still recovering from the dislocated shoulder he suffered in April’s Tyne-Wear derby.
Krul has been backed to come back stronger from the injury by United goalkeeping coach Andy Woodman.
He told SportMail: “Tim was brilliant last year. He will come back next year, and his shoulder will be fine.”
Elliot, signed two years ago from Charlton Athletic, impressed last season during Krul’s absences through injury.
Woodman added: “Robbie’s adapted very well, and I think there’s a lot more to come.”
However, it’s clear Pardew and his staff feel they need to sign another goalkeeper after Harper’s departure, even though Jak Alnwick, 20, and Jonathan Mitchell, 18, have been handed contract extensions.
Meanwhile, winger Shane Ferguson could rejoin Birmingham City this week and link up with the club on their pre-season training camp in Ireland.
Ferguson ended last season at St Andrew’s, where he impressed under former United midfielder Lee Clark.
And it seems Clark has won the battle to sign Ferguson, who was also wanted by Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Pardew feels the talented Northern Ireland international needs more first-team games under his belt before he can realistically challenge for a place in his team.
Bolton Wanderers are hoping to sign striker Sammy Ameobi on loan.
Ameobi had a spell at Middlesbrough last season.