​​Premier League side Newcastle United are reportedly close to signing 17-year-old forward Yannick Toure from Swiss side Young Boys.

The Daily Mail suggests that the recently promoted side are set to hold talks with representatives of the club in the next 24 hours and hope to complete the signing of the Swiss Under-18 international. 

​​Toure has attracted interest from across Europe as a number of sides have kept tabs on his progress, with the likes of Juventus, Red Bull Salzburg and fellow Premier League side ​Arsenal rumoured to be monitoring him. 

Any compensation fee that ​Newcastle would have to pay Young Boys would be decided by FIFA due to the age of Toure, who has been in impressive form for their Under-21 side this season, scoring six goals in just seven appearances in the fourth division of Switzerland. 

The potential signing of Toure would be the first for Rafael Benitez this window, who looks set to be very busy as he searches for reinforcements to add to a fairly thin squad. 

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Benitez however has managed to work with the limited resources at his disposal, as Newcastle sit 13th in the Premier League after picking up seven points in their last four games, with the Spaniard hoping to pick up three more when they face ​Swansea at St James' Park tomorrow.