Newcastle will battle Borussia Dortmund in an attempt to sign former Bayern Munich goalkeeper and free agent Lukas Raeder after he left Vitoria Setubal, reports the Mail Online.

Raeder only made three appearances for Bayern Munich after joining from Schalke’s under 19’s in 2012 for a free transfer.

Cruciate ligament surgery kept him out of the Bayern squad, which led him to leave the German giants in 2014 and he joined Vitoria Setubal for £150,000.

In his three years in Portugal, he made 32 appearances, conceding 57, only keeping eight clean sheets and he has now been released by the club.

Despite his Bayern Munich career lacking appearances, he won a lot whilst there including two Bundesliga’s, one Champions League and one FIFA Club World Cup.

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Raeder was training for Southampton but a deal between the two parties fell through, meaning Newcastle and Dortmund stepped up their interest.

With the 6ft 5in goalkeeper still being 23, he can play for under 23 sides for this season so one of these clubs may bring him in for the development team, which could allow him to get his career back on track.

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