Newcastle are hoping to beat Juventus to the signing of Czech starlet Lubos Kalouda.
The 20-year-old midfielder has been in talks with Juve, who made a move for Kalouda earlier this month, but with negotiations having stalled, Newcastle have emerged as possible buyers.
Brno are looking for around €4million for the highly-rated midfielder.
“Considering that 31 January is getting closer, we have to negotiate,” Brno’s major shareholder Roman Pros confirmed to CTK.
“There are no further obligations to Juventus. Despite that, we are awaiting their statement but in the meantime we have started talks with Newcastle who know our requirements for releasing Kalouda.”