Old Firm giants Celtic and Rangers are said to be interested in Newcastle United's talented Cumbrian midfielder Joe White.

Reports on Tyneside say both Glasgow clubs are monitoring the teenager's contract situation at St James' Park.

White, from Carlisle, is regarded as one of Newcastle's most promising young prospects.

The Chronicle report that, with his current deal set to expire next summer, the 19-year-old is "attracting interest from both Old Firm clubs" along with others in the Premier League German Bundesliga and Dutch Erdivisie.

They say clubs would be keen to sign him for a cut-price fee should there be any contract impasse.

White has impressed with his displays for Newcastle's Under-23s and was named on the bench for their top-flight game against Manchester United earlier in the season.

He has also featured for the Magpies' Under-21s in the Papa John's Trophy, scoring in their 6-3 defeat to Mansfield last week.

That followed a first senior appearance in pre-season when White came off the bench for the first team in a friendly outing against Rotherham, under former Newcastle boss Steve Bruce.

White is the son of Jamie and Fiona and the grandson of the late former Workington Reds manager and Carlisle United player, coach and physio Peter Hampton.

The midfielder was on Carlisle's books from the age of seven to 13, joining Newcastle in 2016 and signing his first professional deal in November 2019.

He has represented at England Under-18 level and is now hoping to catch the eye of new Toon manager Eddie Howe.