Benfica midfielder Filip Djuricic in Newcastle's sights - sources

Newcastle are considering a move for Benfica midfielder Filip Djuricic, sources have told ESPN FC.

Djuricic, 23, spent the second half of last season on loan at Southampton, making nine appearances, but the Saints decided not to make the move permanent.

The Serbia international finds himself down the pecking order at Benfica, who are open to the idea of either loaning him out again or selling him.

Newcastle have had a long-term interest in Djuricic, and considered a move before he went to Southampton.

Newcastle boss Steve McClaren is looking to add some creativity to his midfield and is an admirer of Djuricic, having faced the former Heerenveen as a manager in the Netherlands.