Newcastle United given green light to seal £12m transfer and fill key position

Thorgan Hazard is free to leave Borussia Dortmund this summer amid reported interest from Newcastle United.

Reported Newcastle United target Thorgan Hazard will be allowed to leave Borussia Dortmund if a suitable offer comes in for the Belgian.

That’s according to Sky Germany, who claim Hazard is one of three players told they will not play a “serious” role next season.

The Magpies were first linked with the 29-year-old last month with Eddie Howe keen to recruit a wide forward this summer.

With United quoted around £55million for top target Moussa Diaby by Bayer Leverkusen, Hazard is certainly a cheaper alternative.

A recent report from Bild claimed Hazard, brother of Real Madrid star Eden, is available for around £12million.

Hazard started his career at French club Lens before following brother Eden to Chelsea in 2012.

He enjoyed loan spells at Zulte Waregem and Borussia Mönchengladbach before joining the latter on a permanent basis in 2015.

After four years at Gladbach, Hazard joined Bundesliga rivals Dortmund.

In three seasons at Dortmund, the winger, whose contract expires in 2024, has scored 16 goals in 99 appearances.