Newcastle are reportedly eyeing a move for Hoffenheim right back Andreas Beck.
The Magpies have struggled under John Carver since he took charge after Alan Pardew's departure, and owner Mike Ashley is expected to make a more long-term appointment at the end of the season.
Despite that, Newcastle continue to be linked with players in the media, with the Mirror now touting them with a move to sign Beck from Hoffenheim.
The 28-year-old has been a virtual mainstay of the Hoffenheim side ever since joining them from Stuttgart in 2008, and has now played almost 200 Bundesliga games for the club.
He may have been born in Russia, but Beck actually has nine caps for the German national team, and is noted for being a solid, dependable right back.
The Mirror report that Beck is available for just £1.5m this summer, and Newcastle are strongly pursuing him, as are Napoli.
Yet their reported pursuit of Beck will now raise question marks over the future of Dutch international full back Daryl Janmaat, who only arrived at the club last summer.
The Chronicle recently reported that Liverpool were interested in signing Janmaat as a possible replacement for Glen Johnson this summer.
With Newcastle allegedly targeting another right back, it could well mean that Newcastle are somewhat concerned over Janmaat's future at St. James' Park, and are already making contingency plans in case the former Feyenoord star does leave.