According to reports in England Newcastle United are targeting Dutch International midfielder Rafael Van Der Vaart. The 30 year old now plays for German Bundesliga club Hamburg SV.

  • By Himanshu Dhingra
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van der vaartThe Magpies recently sold their best midfielder Yohan Cabaye to Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain and are looking at someone of the similar ilk to take over that role.

Van der Vaart for his part has been one of the star performers for a Hamburg side that is currently occupying last of the automatic relegation spots in the Bundesliga. The North German side is currently on 16 points after 19 games.

Despite that the midfielder has racked up impressive statistics with eight goals and five assists in 18 appearances in all competitions.

A move to the Premier League could appeal to the former Tottenham man especially if the side managed by Bert van Marwijk are relegated.

Apart from Newcastle, Sports Direct News state a host of other clubs are also keeping an eye on the 109 times capped Netherlands international including Monaco, Galatasaray and AC Milan.

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