Newcastle United are one of the clubs with the ‘economic power’ to get Colombian star Luis Diaz out of Porto.

That’s according to O Jogo, who say the Magpies are one of several clubs ‘keeping a close eye’ on the forward’s performances.

Diaz was heavily linked with a move to the Premier League in the summer, but Porto’s demands for at least €50m, meant a deal never happened.

He’s continued to shine for the Portuguese giants since, with a series of impressive performances for club and country, meaning half of Europe remain keen on his signature.

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His tally of 11 goals and two assists in 16 games in all competitions has not gone unnoticed, and a big move only seems a matter of time at this point.

Newcastle are one of those who have been linked courtesy of their takeover, and O Jogo say they are one of the clubs with the money to get him.

They’re reportedly ‘keeping a close eye’ on his development, with it increasingly likely that he won’t see the end of his contract at the club, which runs until 2024.

That’s because of the €80m release clause in that deal, a figure that is increasingly looking like a bargain for the biggest clubs.

That’s an opinion shared by former Porto forward Jackson Martinez, who believes “that clause will be paid with ease” by someone soon.

In fact, O Jogo posit the question ‘what is €80m?’ when you’re getting a player like Luis Diaz in return.

Apparently nothing for Newcastle, who continue to be linked and are apparently keeping a close eye on the Colombian’s increasingly impressive displays.