Aston Villa are threatening Newcastle United plans to land Ajax midfielder Vurnon Anita.

The Sun says Toon boss Alan Pardew has been told to double his £4million bid for Anita - or forget it.

Ajax manager Ronald De Boer values Anita, 23, who has three Holland caps, at £8m and will not sell for less.

De Boer knows that Toon are not Anita's only admirers.

New Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has also been tracking the midfield tough-guy.