Newcastle United are weighing up a move for Olympique Lyonnais captain Maxime Gonalons, according to a report in France.
Rafa Benitez is looking to strengthen his midfield ahead of the promoted club's return to the Premier League.
L'Equipe claim Newcastle are one of a number of club's interested in Gonalons, who is expected to leave Lyon in this transfer window.
Gonalons' relationship with president Jean-Michel Aulas is said to have deteriorated.
And the 28-year-old is reportedly available for around £4.5million this summer.
AC Milan, Lazio and Olympique Marseille have also been linked with the France international, who was has previously been a target for Benitez.
United's manager tried to sign to sign Gonalons during his time at Napoli.