Newcastle United have contacted PSV Eindhoven in order to find out how much the Dutch club would demand for impressive young goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet.
Alan Pardew remains concerned that a big club could yet tempt current number one Tim Krul to leave the club in January, especially if Newcastle are once again struggling at the wrong end of the table.
Krul has been consistently linked with Arsenal and the Newcastle Chronicle reports that the north London club are continuing to monitor the Holland international.
Arsenal have been linked with numerous keepers in recent months but failed to make a single offer over the course of the summer. However, should Wojciech Szczesny continue to make high profile mistakes then they may try to tempt Krul to make the move to the Emirates.
With interest from Arsenal and AC Milan, Newcastle have decided to enquire about PSV youngster Zoet who has impressed since being handed a chance to shine in the first team this season.
The Chronicle reports that the 22 year old would have been available for just £2m in the summer but his price has rocketed to £7m after a string of quality displays.
Zoet has helped PSV climb to the top of the table with four clean sheets in seven games, including a wonderful performance in the 4-0 victory over bitter rivals Ajax.
Newcastle have had scouts watching the performances of Zoet and believe he would be a suitable replacement for Krul should the Holland international be tempted to leave St. James' Park.
Zoet has been earmarked as a potential number one for Holland in the future having made some 21 appearances for the Under-21 side. He recently signed a contract until 2017 with PSV but may find it difficult to reject the chance to play in the Premier League if it arose.
Much will now depend on whether director of football Joe Kinnear can convince PSV to part with the young keeper and if Zoet is prepared to leave a club who will likely be competing for the league title in Holland.