Newcastle United are eager to push along their deal for FC Twente defender Douglas.

The Evening Chronicle says Douglas is thought to be keen on a move to St James' Park but the deal hasn't got as far as talking personal terms yet.

A source close to the player told the Evening Chronicle: "Newcastle is a very good club and I am sure it could be a very good step up for Douglas.

"But there has been no contact for the player yet.

"A transfer has been discussed by the club though and his representatives will be flying over from Brazil to talk soon."