The Shields Gazette reckons Alan Pardew has his sights set on another Frenchman.
Sources in France suggest the Magpies have launched a bid for promising defender Massadio Haidara of Nancy.
The 20-year-old left back has previously been linked with a move to the Premier League, with Tottenham reportedly the team showing interest.
Pardew has move quickly to bring the player to St. James’ Park, having seemingly lost out on long-term transfer target Loic Remy to QPR.
The Newcastle fans are desperate for something to cheer having endured a tough season on and off the pitch so far.
The capture of the French Under-21 international would be a start, and he is likely to come at a reasonable price having only 18 months left to run on his current deal.