Newcastle hero Olivier Bernard says they're speaking with Lyon attacker Lucas Paqueta.
Bernard has described the former AC Milan star as a 'perfect number 10', and believes the addition of another Brazilian international would put Newcastle into the top-eight next season.
He told Newcastle Fans TV: "I've got a really good feeling about Paqueta. He could be on his way. Once you get one, you get them all. To be honest, it's a snowball for me. I'd love that, and I know they're talking so it looks good.
"He's Bruno, probably with 10 goals a season. He's an old-fashioned number 10 that has got bags of technique and awareness, he's ridiculous. I wouldn't say he works hard, but he's always in the pockets. You've got to watch him, he's always between lines and he makes the link between midfielders and forwards.
"He's a perfect number 10 and a left footer, so he is something I would love to see at the club. If we get him, we will definitely be in the top eight [next season]."
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