Atletico Madrid are eyeing Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul as a possible replacement for Thibaut Courtois.

The Spanish side, who are closing in on the La Liga title, expect Courtois to return to Chelsea once his latest loan spell expires in the summer.

They are therefore searching for a new number one and Krul is the man Diego Simeone is ready to turn to.

talkSPORT can reveal Atletico's sporting director, Jose Luis Caminero, made a personal check on the Dutchman at the Emirates on Tuesday night.

And he saw Krul produce an impressive performance despite his Newcastle side losing 3-0 to Arsenal.