A host of Premiership clubs are chasing Carlisle United prospect Gary Madine.

The Evening Chronicle says Madine - who has been watched several times by both Newcastle and Manchester United this year - could sign for a top-flight club before being loaned back to Brunton Park next season.

Carlisle are understandably protective of the 17-year-old, who hails from Birtley, but such a move would keep all parties happy.

However, not only are the Magpies and Man United on the list of admirers of the tall and pacy striker, Aston Villa, Bolton and Everton are also interested.