Ajax line-up Krul loan deal

Ajax Amsterdam have reportedly lined up a move for Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul, as a replacement for Jasper Cillessen, who is nearing a move to Barcelona. 

According to ESPN, Cillessen is expected to pen a deal with the reigning La Liga champions, upon the completion of Claudio Bravo’s move to Manchester City.

The Magpies currently have five shot-stoppers in their roster, with manager Rafael Benitez reportedly willing to let the 28-year-old leave as he is currently only third choice behind Matz Sels and Karl Darlow.

The Dutchman’s contract with the St James Park outfit comes to an end in June 2017.