Newcastle United will be told they need to find £7million if they want to land PSV Eindhoven goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet in January.

Sources in Holland have told the Sunday Sun that Zoet’s elevation to No 1 at PSV has strengthened the hand of the former European Cup winners who were prepared to let listen to offers around the £2million mark only in August.

Those were the ballpark figures understood to be quoted to United back then and while the Magpies did not put in a bid for the 22-year-old in July representatives have checked out Zoet’s progress in the last few weeks.

But Zoet’s price has soared since the summer after PSV started the season like a house on fire powering to the top of the Eredivisie with the Dutch Under-21 international keeping four clean sheets in seven games – including a solid display in last weekend’s 4-0 pasting of bitter rivals Ajax.

Zoet has recently signed a contract until 2017 with PSV but is unlikely to shirk the chance to play in the Premier League.

Zoet who played 67 top-flight games in Holland for RKC Waalwijk said from Eindhoven after his great start to the campaign: “I am somebody who likes to do things step by step.

“Your career never just unfolds the way you would like it too.

“You just have to keep trying and deal with the things that are in your hands.

“I went to RKC to get the experience that would put me in good shape to play for PSV.”

The big question for Zoet would be if he would be prepared to play second fiddle to TimKrul.

However United’s search for a new goalkeeper has continued since the window closed with Mike Ashley believed to have given the green light to director of football Joe Kinnear to work with the club’s scouting network to find the man who will beef up competition in the keeper department.