According to The Sun, Newcastle boss Steve McClaren has made contact over a move to bring Yohan Cabaye back to Tyneside.
McClaren, 54, arrived as Newcastle manager last week and will immediately be looking to improve a squad which avoided relegation to the Championship on the final day of the Premier League season.
The Sun believe that McClaren is looking to hand Cabaye a sensational return to St. James' Park, just 18 months after he left for Paris Saint-Germain.
The French international, 29, was a star in the North East having hit 18 goals in 93 games after arriving from Lille in 2011, but went back to France with PSG in search of Champions League football.
Now though, Cabaye's Parisian dream has turned into something of a nightmare, having failed to break into Laurent Blanc's team on a regular basis.
With his place in the France national team now in jeopardy, Cabaye seems set to leave PSG this summer - and McClaren has allegedly already contacted Cabaye's representatives in the hope of striking a season-long loan deal to bring Cabaye back to Newcastle.
The ideal signing?
Newcastle fans are disenchanted with their side after another dismal campaign, but a way to get supporters back on side could be to lure back a former fan favourite - and Cabaye fits the bill perfectly.
On the pitch, Cabaye possesses playmaking and goalscoring ability, something Newcastle lacked this past season, making a potential return ideal for Newcastle.
For Cabaye, playing on a regular basis in familiar surroundings for fans who adore him could be the perfect move for him after his PSG struggles, making this possible deal great for all parties.