Newcastle, Sunderland join Chelsea interest for Adam Maher

Dutch sensation Adam Maher is being flowed by Newcastle United and Sunderland.

The Sunday Mirror says the Tyne-Wear rivals know they will face strong competition for the 19-year-old AZ Alkmaar attacking midfielder as a host of top clubs are also on his trail.

Moroccan-born Maher, who has opted to play for Holland, is expected to leave for the Premier League either in January or next summer.

Sunderland, Newcastle and Chelsea were all ­represented in Tilburg nine days ago to run the rule over Maher, who starred in the Holland Under-21 side’s 4-1 win over Austria.

And Manchester City are also showing interest in a player who was voted Dutch Young Player of the Year last season.

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