News just in that the agent of Filip Djuricic has stated that he has been  in talks with Alan Pardew this week for the transfer of the midfielder.

The 22 year old moved to Benfica last summer having scored 17 goals in 66 league appearances for Heerenveen in the previous two seasons.

filip djuricicIt hasn’t quite worked out in Portugal with Duricic only starting four league games without a goal, although he did start three matches in the Champions League including a goal in the win against Anderlecht.

The Serbian international has scored four goals in fifteen international appearances.

Djuriic is said to also have been unhappy that the Benfica coach has preferred to use him as a second striker rather than central midfielder.

According to One World Sports the player’s coach, Ulisses Santos has said, “It is true about Newcastle, I have been speaking with Alan Pardew this week and so let us see what happens by the end of tomorrow (Friday).”

A transfer fee of 10m euros has been speculated – the player moved for 6m euros in the summer.