DARYL Janmaat is interested in signing for Newcastle United – and joining a growing Dutch contingent at St James’s Park.
The Holland international is among the potential replacements for Mathieu Debuchy, who is set to join Arsenal.
And SportMail understands the World Cup semi-finalist is keen on a move to the club.
United signed Janmaat’s Dutch countryman Siem de Jong last month.
De Jong, brother of former loanee Luuk, joins Tim Krul and Vurnon Anita on Tyneside.
Feyenoord defender Janmaat had spent the past seven weeks with Krul in Louis van Gaal’s World Cup squad.
And Krul will have discussed life at St James’s Park with Janmaat, who has also been linked with Manchester United, van Gaal’s next destination.
Janmaat - who was also interesting Italian club Napoli - was in the Holland side beaten on penalties by Argentina on Wednesday night.
A deal for Janmaat could be pushed through now Holland’s World Cup campaign is over.
Newcastle are keen to be in a position to move quickly should, as expected, an agreement is reached with Arsenal over 28-year-old Debuchy, who has made no secret of his interest in joining join the north London club after a year and a half on Tyneside.
Discussions are ongoing between the club clubs, and a fee of around £10m would be enough to secure his services.
Meanwhile, Remy Cabella, another United target, jetted off on holiday to Corsica this week.
United and Montpellier, the attacking midfielder’s club, have been involved in protracted discussions over a transfer.
However, a deal for the 24-year-old, a France team-mate of Debuchy and Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko, has not yet been reached.
United are reportedly willing to pay £9.5m for Cabella.
Montpellier’s outspoken president Louis Nicollin is holding out for a higher fee.