Newcastle actively pursuing FC Twente defender Douglas

Newcastle United are actively discussing a move for FC Twente defender Douglas.

The Evening Chronicle says United’s overwhelming priority is to sign a centre-back this summer, and there has already been dialogue about FC Twente defender Douglas.

The Brazilian-born defender has a Dutch passport and has been on Newcastle’s radar for some time.

Mike Williamson and Fabricio Coloccini have both performed well in the majority of fixtures since Steven Taylor’s Achilles injury, but away games at Fulham and Spurs have increased the theory that United need more back-up for the pair.

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