Newcastle United are believed to be one of three teams monitoring left sided centre half, Abdul Mumin, currently making a name for himself with Portuguese outfit, Vitoria Guimaraes.
This comes from The Mail, who claim that the 23-year-old could be sold this month if someone meets his £12m asking price.
The 6ft 2′ stopper has played a key role for Vitoria this season and has cemented his reputation as one of the top defenders outside Europe’s recognised elite leagues.
He’s currently away at AFCON with Ghana, but hasn’t featured in either of their opening games against Morocco and Gabon, remaining an unused substitute in both.
Leicester and Lyon are said to have expressed an interest in a summer move for Mumin; whose contract has two years left to run.
Vitoria Guimaraes could be ready to listen to offers now, in order to prevent the Ghanaian running down his contract, however it remains to be seen if we’ll up our interest given he could be away at AFCON for another week or two.
With us in the market for at least two central defenders this winter, the arrival of a left-sided defender with pace and potential could be a smart move if we can get a deal secured for Sevilla’s Diego Carlos first.