Feyenoord are eyeing a move for Chelsea youngster Omar Hutchinson, if they cannot keep Yankuba Minteh from Newcastle United.

That’s according to Voetbal International journalist Martijn Krabbendam, relayed by 1908 Feyenoord, who says Hutchinson is considered a ‘good alternative’ to the Newcastle youngster.

Minteh has spent the season on loan with the Dutch side and impressed but it remains to be seen what happens to him this summer.

He’s expressed a willingness to remain where he is for another year and Feyenoord would be happy to keep him too, but the decision will be Newcastle’s to make.

There is every chance that Eddie Howe and his team will want the youngster back at St James Park and that would leave Feyenoord looking for a replacement.

That could be Chelsea youngster Omari Hutchinson, according to Krabbendam, who says is on the radar as a possible alternative if Minteh cannot be signed again.

Hutchinson has been on loan at Ipswich Town this season and also impressed, with ten goals and six assists in 44 games in the Championship, and that has seemingly not gone unnoticed in the Netherlands.

“They (Feyenoord) think he is a good player,” Krabbendam explained.

“You always have to wait and see what will happen to Minteh. We thought he will be loaned out again, but Newcastle United has to deal with Financial Fair play and can’t actually do anything.

“They are then inclined to sell players like Minteh. I don’t know if Feyenoord can and wants to pay for that at the moment. Chelsea also have to say goodbye to a number of players. I understood that Feyenoord is open to that.”