Newcastle not giving up on Twente striker De Jong
The Sun says Toon boss Alan Pardew has been told he can have striker De Jong - for ¬£16million.
The Newcastle boss had already failed with a ¬£10m bid for the FC Twente ace.
Joop Munsterman, chairman of the Dutch club, insisted: "For ¬£12m, De Jong will not leave. But ¬£16m would be an incredible amount."