The Holland international was told last week by Toon boss Rafa Benitez that he will have to stay at St James’ Park unless the relegated Magpies’ £25million valuation is met.
But Liverpool and Everton are interested in 25-year-old Wijnaldum – and Tottenham have now thrown their hat into the ring, too.
Benitez had planned to ask former club Liverpool for Jordon Ibe in part-exchange this week in a swap deal that would have seen £10m-plus heading to the north-east.
However, Bournemouth’s straight cash offer for Ibe has put paid to that, and the Tynesiders are now hoping for around £30m for Wijnaldum.
Everton have several targets in central midfield, including Manchester United’s Morgan Schneiderlin and Axel Witsel of Zenit St Petersburg.
Wijnaldum is another – but it remains to be seen if the Toffees can turn the tables on their city rivals with Kop boss Jurgen Klopp strongly in the running for the 25-year-old Dutchman.
Spurs made enquiries this week and are confident they hold the whip hand as they can offer a number of players in exchange.