Newcastle United have reportedly registered their interest in signing French midfielder Arnaud Lusamba according to the Chronicle reports.
Steve Nickson, Newcastle's head of recruitment has reportedly approached Lusamba's representatives as they look to open talks ahead of a possible move.
Lusamba is currently playing his trade for Ligue 1 side Nice, but he could be on his way out next month and Newcastle want to lead the race for his signature.
The 23-year-old scored one goal and provided one assist from 15 appearances across all competitions this season.
He has also been linked with a move to Bundesliga side Werder Bremen.