Newcastle United are ‘concretely interested’ in PSV Eindhoven star Ibrahim Sangaré but face competition from Leicester City for his signature.

That’s according to Eindhovens Dagblad, who say the Dutch side want at least €40m for their midfielder.

Sangaré has established himself as one of the best players in the Eredivisie this season with a series of impressive performances for the Dutch side.

That’s ramped up interest in his services, particularly in the Premier League, with numerous reports about his future since the turn of the year.

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Newcastle are known to be among his admirers after making a move for him in the January transfer window, while Leicester are old admirers and have been told €35m would be a bargain.

ED bring both clubs into the picture today, explaining that PSV want the ‘absolute top price’ for Sangaré should he leave this summer.

They want at least €40m to be put on the table by any of his suitors, a fee that would make him the most expensive departure in the club’s history.

At the moment, no clubs have made a move, but according to insiders consulted by the newspaper, Leicester and Newcastle are ‘concretely interested’ in his services.

He has a release clause of €40m set in his contract, which doesn’t expire until 2025, so PSV have no need to sell beneath this figure.

Thus they can sit and wait for it to be matched, with his suitors, including the two from the Premier League, made aware of that situation already.

Whether either is willing to pay that remains to be seen, but if they aren’t, it’s stated they won’t be getting Sangaré any time soon.