Newcastle United managing director Lee Charnley flew to the Netherlands yesterday to try and seal a deal for Georginio Wijnaldum, Express Sport has reported.
The 24-year-old joined the rest of the PSV Eindhoven squad this week to start pre-season ahead of the new campaign but his future remains uncertain with Roma, Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and Everton also linked with the midfielder.
The Magpies are determined to land the player but the Red Devils would be strong favourites to sign him if they decide to make an offer.
At the end of last season, the Dutchman has in fact revealed that his dream would be to feature in one of Europe's top clubs and that he would love to again work with United boss Louis van Gaal.
"I am happy at PSV but I am a player with a lot of ambition," Wijnaldum is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.
"I want to play in a stronger league than the Eredivisie.
"With my quality I feel I can bring a lot to a team that I will join. I want to show it in the big leagues; England, Italy, Spain, Germany and France.
"Of course I would like to work with him [Louis van Gaal] again. He is a good trainer, and makes players better. I work really fine with him and he is a great man.
"He gave me a chance and opportunity to play in a World Cup after seven months out injured, and I am thankful for that. He helped me get my confidence back."