Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew has made a check on Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen.

The Newcastle Chronicle says Pardew made a personal check-up on prime transfer target Vertonghen in Ajax's weekend win in Holland.

He was in the stands at the Amsterdam Arena as Ajax beat Graafschap 3-1.

Ajax teammate Toby Alderweireld could also be an option for the Magpies with the player open to a move away from Ajax.