Newcastle United boss Kevin Keegan is aiming to trump Sunderland for Manchester United defender Jonny Evans.

Northern Ireland defender Evans, 19, was a smash hit at Sunderland last season during his second loan spell with the Mackems but has since returned to Old Trafford.

Boss Alex Ferguson is an admirer but the teen knows he will struggle to break into the United first team.

King Kev will try to tempt Evans to St James' Park with a lucrative deal to keep him away from Wearside.