Newcastle United face a row over Irish prospect Stephen Folan.

The Daily Mail says Newcastle are being reported to FIFA by two League of Ireland clubs seeking compensation totalling £80,000 for teenage prospect Folan.

The Premier League club refused to negotiate a deal with Galway-based Mervue United and Salthill Devon after taking the 18-year-old midfielder-cum-defender to St James' Park two years ago.

Folan joined Mervue aged 10 and left at 15. He then briefly joined Galway Hibernians, who are not pursuing a claim, before moving to Salthill.

A FIFA spokesman said they could not comment as proceedings were ongoing. Newcastle were unavailable for comment.