Skysports.com understands Newcastle and West Ham are eyeing Toulouse midfielder Achille Emana.
Emana is a target for a host of clubs across Europe after impressing for Toulouse over the last few seasons.
The 25-year-old is regarded as one of the best attacking midfielders in Europe and his performances have not gone unnoticed.
Newcastle and West Ham have been keeping tabs on the Cameroon international for some time and scouts from both clubs are believed to have watched Emana in action against Bordeaux over the weekend.
Spanish duo Sevilla and Almeria and Italian pair Fiorentina and Udinese are also believed to be tracking Emana and are lining up moves for the midfielder in the summer.
Emana is believed to be considering his future at Toulouse and is keen on a move away to a bigger club.
The African is thought to have made a move to England his top choice and this has alerted the likes of West Ham and Newcastle.
Toulouse are unlikely to be able to resist any big-money offers for Emana and their valuation of €8million (£6.3million) would be no problem for either Newcastle or West Ham.