Newcastle hopeful on deal for Feyenoord’s Janmaat

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FEYENOORD star Daryl Janmaat is interested in signing for Newcastle United – and joining a growing Dutch contingent at St James’s Park.

The Holland international is among the potential replacements for right-back Mathieu Debuchy, who is set to join Arsenal.

And it is understood that the World Cup semi-finalist is keen on a move to Tyneside.

Newcastle signed Janmaat’s Dutch countryman Siem de Jong last month.

De Jong, brother of former Magpie loanee Luuk, joins Tim Krul and Vurnon Anita at St James’s Park.

Janmaat had spent the past seven weeks with Krul in Louis van Gaal’s World Cup squad.

And Krul is sure to have discussed life at St James’s Park with Janmaat, who has also been linked with Manchester United, van Gaal’s next destination.

Janmaat – who has also interested Italian club Napoli – was in the Holland side beaten on penalties by Argentina in Wednesday night’s World Cup semi-final.

A deal for Janmaat could be pushed through now Holland’s World Cup campaign is over, though they have the third-place play-off against Brazil to deal with tomorrow.

Newcastle are keen to be in a position to move quickly should, as expected, an agreement is reached with Arsenal over 28-year-old Debuchy, who has made no secret of his interest in joining join the London club after a year and a half on Tyneside.

Discussions are ongoing between the clubs, and a fee of around £10million would be enough to secure his services.

Meanwhile, Montpellier star Remy Cabella, another Newcastle target, has gone on holiday to Corsica this week.

The Magpies and Montpellier have been involved in protracted discussions over a transfer.

However, a deal for the 24-year-old, a France team-mate of Debuchy and Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko, has not yet been reached.

Newcastle are reportedly willing to pay £9.5m for Cabella, but Montpellier’s outspoken president, Louis Nicollin, is holding out for a higher fee.