FC Twente defender Douglas edging closer to Newcastle move
Twente officials accept the centre-half will move to England in the summer.
A source at Twente told the Newcastle Chronicle: "It's not a case of if Douglas wants to play in the Premier League - it's simply when. He's told the manager he wants to go.
"Steve McClaren also has a new defender lined up to replace him in the summer and appreciates that Douglas wants to move on."