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Newcastle United reportedly looking to complete double swoop on both ends before deadline

As per Daily Mail, Newcastle are closing in on Czech First League duo Viktoria Plzen striker Michael Krmencik and Sparta Prague goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.

A double swoop for both could be completed before the 11pm transfer deadline on Wednesday as a series of late businesses could be concluded at Tyneside today.

Plzen are demanding around £10million for Krmencik, 24, and his return of 11 goals in 14 league appearances this term has apparently convinced manager Rafa Benitez.

The Toons haven’t also been particularly impressive at the other end of the pitch, and it’s believed the duo of Karl Darlow and Rob Elliot could do with an upgrade.

Sparta left out 29-year-old Slovak shot-stopper Dubravka of the friendly against Loko Vitavin last week, sparking rumours of an exit.

As per the Chronicle, after Newcastle’s initial loan offer with an option to buy for £4million was thrown out of the window last week, the Czech club are hoping they return with a better offer.

Sparta want the Magpies to pay a £1.25million loan fee and agree to a £4million obligatory-purchase clause for the summer, or for them to pay a £2.2million loan fee with a £3.2million option to buy.