Newcastle United and Brentford are interested in signing FC Midtjylland midfielder Jens Cajuste.
The 21-year-old is also a target for French outfit Rennes, but the Ligue 1 club need to raise funds through sales before making new signings.
Le dossier Jens Cajuste est à l'arrêt pour l'instant avec le Stade Rennais. Le club français, qui a pour priorité le recrutement d'un N.6 actuellement, doit vendre avant de pouvoir augmenter son offre. Pendant ce temps-là, Newcastle et Brentford souhaitent aussi avancer #Mercato
— Loïc Tanzi (@Tanziloic) July 19, 2021
The highly talented defensive midfielder could prove to be a quality long-term acquisition for the Magpies.
Isaac Hayden has been linked with a move away from Newcastle in recent weeks, and Steve Bruce must look to bring in a quality replacement.
Even if Hayden stays at the club, Newcastle must add more depth to their midfield positions, and the Swedish youngster seems like a good fit.
The Magpies are keen on signing Joe Willock on loan from Arsenal following his successful spell with the club during the second half of last season.
Brentford are looking to improve their squad following promotion to the Premier League, and Cajuste fits the profile of players they tend to sign.
There is no mention of any potential offer from the Premier League clubs for Cajuste, and it is unclear whether Newcastle or Brentford will follow up their reported interest.
Cajuste is highly rated, and the Premier League duo will have to make their move quickly if they want to fend off the competition.