French side Montpellier in 'advanced negotiations' to sign Henri Saivet
French newspaper L'Equipe have reported that Montpellier are in 'advanced negotiations' over a move for the Senegal midfielder.
The report states that Saivet would move on loan to the end of the season ahead of a 5million Euro switch in the summer.
Saivet, who cost Newcastle £5.5million when he signed from Bordeaux two years ago, has made just seven first-team appearances for the club.
He spent last season on loan at Saint-Etienne but started this campaign with the Magpies, playing in the EFL Cup against Nottingham Forest in September.
A midfield injury crisis saw him handed his first Premier League start under Rafa Benitez at West Ham on December 23, and after his mistake cost Newcastle a goal after just four minutes, he then equalised with a stunning free kick soon after.
Saivet, however, was then dropped from the squad, though he did appear for the last nine minutes in the 3-1 FA Cup win over Luton a fortnight ago.