Sought-after Tottenham winger Andros Townsend favours a move to Newcastle over the likes of Watford or West Brom, according to reports.
Townsend is out of favour at White Hart Lane and looks set to leave the club this month in the hope of resurrecting his England chances ahead of Euro 2016.
Watford are understood to have had a bid of £10million rejected for the 24-year-old while West Brom want Townsend included as part of any deal which would see Saido Berahino move to north London.
However, according to Sky Sports, Townsend wants a move to the Magpies, who have just signed Jonjo Shelvey and Henri Saivet.
One sticking point appears Spurs chairman Daniel Levy’s insistence that the club will only sell the player for £14million and are unwilling to sanction a loan deal.
Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores remains interested in Townsend and publicly praised the player on Tuesday.
“He has the characteristics that we are looking for,” Flores said.
“We have players in the side who can play intelligent football but we need skill, we need velocity. We need to make a balance with these players and he has the characteristics. I don’t like to talk about names but these are the kind of characteristics we are looking for.”