Newcastle United have entered the race for PAOK left-back Dimitris Giannoulis but face competition from Watford for his signature.

That’s according to Sportime, who say the Magpies have ‘entered the game’ for the 24-year-old as they look to improve their squad this summer.

The Magpies are on the hunt for a new left-back in particular, having had Danny Rose and Jetro Willems on loan last season.

Finding a long-term solution to the problem is likely to be among Steve Bruce’s priorities this summer and Sportime state that Giannoulis is among his targets.

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They say that Newcastle are ‘seriously considering’ Giannoulis and there could soon be ‘developments’ in their pursuit, explaining that the Magpies want to ‘build a strong team’.

They could also ‘satisfy PAOK financially’, with their plan to ‘build a strong team’ once new investors arrive at the club.

Watford are also interested, though, with the website stating that they ‘remain in the game’ and have ‘good chances’ to secure the Greek full-back’s signature.

PAOK don’t want to lose their first-choice left-back given they have Champions League qualifiers coming up and have already rejected official proposals worth up to €3.5m

They believe they can get between €5-6m for their man, suggesting that is the price Newcastle and Watford will have to pay if they want to get him.