Newcastle United are keeping tabs on Monaco right-back Yarouba Cissako, according to a report in the Chronicle.
Cissako has been out on loan at Belgian side Zulte-Waregem this season, where he has impressed, and Newcastle are apparently keen on bringing him in.
The 19-year-old is thought to have a bright future, and with Monaco struggling financially there is hope that they could be persuaded to sell him.
Cissako has made 16 appearances in the Belgian top-flight this season and he is capped up to Under-19 level for France.
Impact for Newcastle?
Cissako's addition would be another which fits into Newcastle's policy of scouring Europe for its best prospects.
Newcastle are keen on seeking out bargain buys and the Monaco man could certainly represent that if he does join.
Although he wouldn't be a high-profile addition, the Magpies have already proven they are capable of unearthing some young gems - with Ayoze Perez becoming one of their star players this campaign, despite being an unknown quantity to most when he arrived.
Cissako may have a fair chance of receiving first-team football for Newcastle next season.
At the moment the North East side are desperately short of defensive cover and he could be a vital purchase as they look to increase their squad depth.