NEWCASTLE United’s Tim Krul has attracted the interest of Tottenham Hotspur in their search for a new goalkeeper.
Spurs manager Harry Redknapp has fallen out with Heurelho Gomes, who is set to be sold in next month’s transfer window.
Krul is now on Redknapp’s shortlist of possible replacements.
He is keen to sign a replacement goalkeeper, with Brad Friedel, 40, and 38-year-old Carlo Cudicini both nearing the end of their careers.
Krul’s form at St James’s Park since taking over from Steve Harper at the start of the campaign has not gone unnoticed at White Hart Lane, according to sources close to the London club.
The 24-year-old – who has been outstanding so far this season – is under contract at Newcastle until 2014, having committed his long-term future to the club last year.
However, that deal was signed before he became number one and made his full international debut for Holland.
United could move to improve his terms as a way of fending off interest from clubs at home and abroad.
Manager Alan Pardew last month said he is wary of the January transfer window, having lost striker Andy Carroll on deadline day last year.
He will be braced for interest in a number of his players, with this afternoon’s opponents Chelsea having already been linked with a move for midfielder Cheik Tiote.