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Belenenses defender Rolando wanted by Newcastle, West Ham

Belenenses defender Rolando is wanted by Newcastle United.

The Sunday Sun says Rolando, born in the Cape Verde islands but holder of a Portuguese passport, has declined to sign a new deal at Belenenses in the knowledge that several clubs across Europe are tracking him.

Newcastle's new technical director Jeff Vetere has recommended Rolando to manager Kevin Keegan after first spotting him while working with Real Madrid's youth set-up.

Lazio and Porto may be Newcastle's main opposition in the race to land the Portuguese Under-21 international, although West Ham and Osasuna have also expressed an interest in him.

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