NEWCASTLE UNITED officials will be contacting the Arsenal hierarchy in the next few days to discuss Joe Willock’s future now his loan spell is at an end – but the Magpies are also being strongly linked with a move for a player based at the Gunners’ North London rivals, Tottenham.

Defender Cameron Carter-Vickers has spent the last season on loan at Bournemouth, and had the Cherries won promotion to the Premier League, it was anticipated that he would make a permanent move to the Vitality Stadium.

Bournemouth’s defeat to Brentford in the play-off semi-finals has scuppered that idea, but with Tottenham still expected to cash in, Newcastle are one of a number of clubs interested in a move for the 23-year-old.

A United States international, Carter-Vickers made 26 Championship appearances for Bournemouth this season, and while he has never made a senior appearance for Spurs, he boasts extensive experience in the second tier.

He has been linked with a move to MLS, as well as with a possible switch to Anderlecht, but it is claimed he would rather remain in England.

Newcastle’s defensive situation is in a state of flux, with Fabian Schar and Federico Fernandez both currently due to become free agents and Florian Lejeune due to return following a loan spell in Spain.

The Magpies tried to sign Rob Holding on loan at the start of this season, and Steve Bruce might well regard Carter-Vickers, who is valued at around the £10m mark, as an appealing option as he looks to add some extra depth to his defensive ranks.