Newcastle United are reportedly considering a move for Andros Townsend.
The winger left the club last summer and joined Crystal Palace in a £13million move.
But Townsend has struggled for form at Selhurst Park this season.
And the Daily Mail report that United manager Rafa Benitez – who looking to strengthen his midfield options in this month's transfer window – is weighing up a move for the 25-year-old.
Benitez was disappointed to lose Townsend, who impressed in the latter months of last season following his January move from Tottenham Hotspur.
Newcastle are top of the Championship after yesterday's 2-1 win over Brentford at Griffin Park.
Palace, meanwhile, are battling to stay in the Premier League under new manager Sam Allardyce, who succeeded the sacked Alan Pardew last month.