NEWCASTLE have reportedly lined up a stunning move for Argentina star Paolo Dybala.
The Roma forward has an £11million release clause that can be activated by non-Serie A clubs.
Any interested party will have to move fast, however, with the clause expiring on January 15.
Dybala’s future has come under scrutiny in the Italian capital with the forward’s contract due to expire in 18 months.
As of yet, Roma are yet to offer Dybala, 30, a new deal.
Corriere Della Sera claim that Newcastle are the most interested party in triggering the forward’s release clause.
Dybala has scored six goals and provided six assists in 18 games for the Giallorossi this year.
Newcastle are limited this January due to FFP and will have to sell before they buy.
Bruno Guimaraes and Sven Botman could both leave the club in order to raise funds – with the Magpies announcing losses of £73.4million in 2022-23.
But the report claims Dybala’s bargain release clause could tempt Newcastle into a move if they can sell players this month.
His £183,000-a-week wages could pose a problem for Newcastle, however.
Dybala came close to moving to the Premier League in 2019 when he almost made the move to join Mauricio Pochettino‘s Spurs.
The move fell through in the dying seconds of the window however, due to an issue with the player’s image rights.