Newcastle look set to sign Australian youngster Curtis Good, with the defender's agent confirming that talks are taking place for the move to be confirmed.

Good currently plays for A-League side Melbourne Heart, and received a two-week trial in the off season with the Toon as a reward for his efforts.

And in yet another good piece of business for Newcastle, Good will go to the club for a fee which Sky Sports claims is in the region of £400,000.

The Australian's agent Zelijko Susa said that talks are taking place between the player and club, and a deal may be announced very soon.

"Discussions are ongoing and we are hopeful of a positive outcome," he told the Herald Sun.

"It would be a fantastic opportunity for Curtis to continue his football development with a successful club from one of the world's best leagues."

Alan Pardew
Alan Pardew is planning on building on the Newcastle squad with youngsters this summer.

Newcastle are set for yet another busy summer, with the club keen to build on their success from their last campaign, in which they stunned pundits and fans alike by pushing for a Champions League place up until the last match.

The north eastern side were today also linked to FC Twente duo Luuk de Jong and Douglas, and look to be in negotiations over fees for de Jong at least.

Douglas is seen as a top defender in the Dutch league, and Newcastle have been in talks over the star for months now.

De Jong, meanwhile, is believed to be valued by the club at around €15 million, but Newcastle are hoping to bring the figure down to around €10 million.

At just 21 years old, De Jong has been attracting attention in the Premier League for some time. And should he and Good both make the move to St James' Park, Alan Pardew will have a good springboard on which to create long term success for the club.