Ronald Koeman is considering letting Everton midfielder Tom Cleverley join Newcastle United on loan.
Rafa Benitez is reportedly interested in signing the 27-year-old in this month's transfer window.
Benitez is looking to strengthen his midfield options, and the Gazette reported that week that United's manager was looking at the loan market.
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Championship leaders Newcastle, without the suspended Jonjo Shelvey for another three games, take on Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park tomorrow.
United's three African Cup of Nations bound players – Mohamed Diame, Christian Atsu and Chancel Mbemba – will leave for the tournament, which is being staged in Gabon, after the fixture.
Cleverley – who joined Everton from Manchester United last year – has made just five starts for the Premier League club so far this season.
And the Liverpool Echo report that Koeman could be prepared to loan him out.