Newcastle United are planning a move for Brighton defender Lewis Dunk over the course of the summer, according to Club Call.
Under the stewardship of former Toon boss Chris Hughton, the 24-year old has emerged as one of the top defenders in the Championship.
Such is the nature of his heroic exploits, he’s been linked with a former Magpies chief in the shape of Alan Pardew at Crystal Palace.
However, the North East giants are likely to undergo a major reboot whatever league they find themselves in next season.
The arrival of Rafa Benitez has renewed hope that they can retain Premier League survivial, though they still sit in the drop zone with just three games remaining.
Steven Taylor is widely expected to leave St. James’ Park after an awful season, while there are doubts about the long term future of club captain Fabricio Coloccini.
In turn, they are thought to have turned their attentions to the 6ft 4 defender.
The Seagulls, ironically, could find themselves taking the place of the Tyneside giants in the Premier League next season.
They find themselves level on points with both Burnley and Middlesbrough with just two games left of the season, setting up what promises to be one of the most scintillating closing periods to a Championship season in history.
Has Dunk done enough to earn a big move? Would he better served staying at Brighton, no matter what?