If Newcastle United plans to name Mauricio Pochettino this month, they are expected to pay £12.5 m to Tottenham Hotspur.
The Magpies are on the brink of a Saudi-led takeover that would make them one of the richest clubs in the world if it were to pass through.
In all likelihood before the end of the campaign, the club’s new owners are looking for a high-profile boss to replace Steve Bruce.
According to ESPN, Pochettino is among those who have been offered the role but if United wants this to happen they must pay the weighty amount.
It shall be said and shall be entitled to the same number, if any team hires him within six months of his departure, by the time the Argentinian was sacked in November.
If Newcastle fails Pochettino’s top target they will have to turn to former boss Rafael Benitez, suggests another report.