Reported Newcastle target Kiko Casilla closes in on a move to Leeds United, according to Sky Sports News.

In early December, Calciomercato reported that the Magpies were keen to add the Real Madrid goalkeeper to their ranks this month, with Rafa Benitez keen to strengthen his squad.

However it now looks likely that the Lilywhites will complete a deal to sign the three-time Champions League winner, with the move proving to be yet another huge deal for the Championship.

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While Casilla was a target for the Tyneside club, that position isn’t one of paramount importance to the Spanish coach, with a full-back and striker said to top Benitez’ wish-list.

Whether Newcastle will be able to spend much this month is still up for debate, with the former Liverpool manager’s relationship with owner Mike Ashley notoriously strained.