There were plenty of reports in the summer that we were tracking and indeed might try to sign Nigerian youngster Wilfred Ndidi.
The right-footed Genk 19-year-old (20 in December) is a defensive midfielder first and foremost and a central defender or right-back as a secondary option. He has been capped 6 times by Nigeria and is also being watched by Chelsea, West Ham United, Watford, Middlesbrough, Newcastle United and WBA.
German side Hamburg have made a £10-million bid so the £8-million it is suggested Newcastle United are going to bid in January has little chance of success. It is reported that Genk would accept a January deal where he is leant back to them for the remainder of the season.