FC Twente defender Douglas is edging closer to a move to Newcastle United.

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."