Newcastle, Wigan chasing Vitoria Guimaraes striker Amido Balde

Newcastle United and Everton are battling for Vitoria Guimaraes striker Amido Balde.

Newcastle United and Everton are battling for Vitoria Guimaraes striker Amido Balde.

The Mirror says Toon manager Alan Pardew has been monitoring the 21-year-old all season and there have been discussions between the Magpies and the Portuguese club about signing a player who's also been watched by Spurs, off the back of impressive scouting reports.

Scottish giants Celtic have offered him a trial in the past but the interest fro south of Hadrian's Wall is likely to drive up his price.

Former Sporting Lisbon forward Balde was originally bracketed in the £1million class by Vitoria, but his valuation is now likely to have trebled.

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