Sky Bet Championship outfit Newcastle United have been heavily linked with Arsenal midfielder Isaac Hayden this summer, according to reports in the Shields Gazette.
The utility man was on loan with Hull City last season and helped them in their successful attempt to return to the Premier League via the play-offs.
The 21-year-old operates as a natural defensive midfielder but he is also capable of doing an ample job at the centre of defence, with his versatility a big plus for Magpies boss Rafa Benitez to consider, as he weighs up a summer swoop.
With Newcastle about to embark on a season playing Championship football, it is likely that Benitez will make a glut of signings to compliment those of the current crop, which opt to stay and help the Magpies in their push for promotion.
Football League World writer Lee Clarke takes a look at five players who could follow Isaac Hayden to Newcastle United this summer.