According to BILD, Newcastle have joined Manchester City and Liverpool in the upcoming season to bring David Raum to the Premier League.
TSG Hoffenheim has had a fantastic season for the Germany international, and he is set to make a major move this summer.
TSG Hoffenheim are looking for 40 million (34 million) for their impressive left-back, who scored three goals and provided 13 assists in 32 Bundesliga matches last term.
Raum has a 30 million (26 million) release clause in his contract, although it isn''t going until 2023, so the German outfit can now demand whatever they desire at this point in time.
Manchester City have already reached an agreement with TSG Hoffenheim, although they are also pursuing Brighton''s left-back Marc Cucurella.
Liverpool is also interested in Raum, while West Ham is in discussion to sign him.
Borussia Dortmund, the 24-year-old''s biggest rival, Eddie Howe, is still interested in signing Nurnberg-born defender.
Matt Targett was only recently signed on a permanent basis by Newcastle, although Howe clearly believes in quality depth in every field.
Newcastle have a good chance of signing Raum, but they must be patient.
Pep Guardiola is now more focused on Cucurella, while Liverpool semblent to be interested owing to doubts about Kostas Tsimikas'' future, which makes the Greek international the target of Napoli.
Newcastle has a unique opportunity, which they must exploit.
The Magpies have the resources to pay the TSG Hoffenheims asking price, thus they are currently in good condition to submit a request.
Newcastle should pull their heels, but they may reclaim their positions against Manchester City and Liverpool, so Howe must be quick if he really wants to sign Raum.