Newcastle United have sent over a delegation to FC Twente in order to try and complete a deal for star striker Luuk de Jong and centre-back Douglas.
Alan Pardew has already seen a bid of £8million for De Jong turned down by the Dutch club, but he is still hopeful that he will be able to come to an agreement for the pair.
Sky Sports has revealed that Newcastle are prepared to make a second offer of £10million, however, they believe that Steve McClaren wants to receive as much as €15m for the striker.
De Jong scored 30 goals last season and was selected to be part of the Holland side for Euro 2012, but he was behind the likes of Robin van Persie and Klaas Jan Huntelaar in the pecking order.
Newcastle are keen to add the young striker to their squad and have sent managing director Derek Lambias and club secretary Lee Charnley over to Holland in order to try and complete a deal for both players.
Douglas has also been on the radar of the north east club for some time as Pardew looks to strengthen his defence after a season in which injuries caused havoc at the back.
The Brazilian-born defender won the league title with FC Twente back in 2010 and at 24-years-old is perfectly in line with Newcastle's recent transfer policy of signing young players with the potential of future profit.