Just an hour or so ago, we covered a claim from the French media that every agent around the globe were trying to get an in at Newcastle United.

The Magpies were recently sold by Mike Ashley, and the new owners, backed with considerable funds, could go on a spending spree sooner rather than later.

This has led agents and intermediaries to try and get their players on the table, which Romain Molina, a French investigative journalist, claimed would be rather difficult.

That’s because Amanda Staveley, who was part of the consortium that took over, was good friends with some rather powerful British agents, making life difficult for others.

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However, one man who appears to have bypassed all this is former Paris Saint-Germain director of football Antero Henrique, as Foot Mercato in France claim the Portuguese man is ‘part of the targets of the Saudi investors’.

In fact, he’s had ‘first contacts these past few weeks with representatives of the investment fund’, and they put forward ‘their desire to build a team in Newcastle capable of rivalling for the Premier League title in the years to come’.

Whether he gets to job remains to be seen, but it does show the new owners at St James’ Park aren’t wasting any time.