Yoan Gouffran's future is still in the balance.
The Newcastle United forward's expires tonight.
And there have been discussions over a new deal for the 31-year-old, who made 39 Championship appearances last season.
Gouffran, signed from Bordeaux in January 2013, is looking for a longer-term deal, not a short contract extension, at this stage of his career.
Newcastle are understood to favour an incentivised deal.
United manager Rafa Benitez – whose players report back for training on Monday – does not want talks with Gouffran to drag on.
The club has only signed one player so far this summer.
Newcastle's manager feels Gouffran would be a useful squad player in the Premier League.
Meanwhile, the Gazette revealed Liverpool's response to a loan enquiry about winger Sheyi Ojo on Wednesday.
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