Mamadou Sakho's future at Liverpool looks increasingly uncertain, with the defender yet to feature for the club this season.
Sakho was not even named among the substitutes on Monday against Bournemouth at Anfield, with Brendan Rodgers showing his faith in under fire star Dejan Lovren.
The Times report Bayer Leverkusen and Roma are both interested in Sakho, and are stepping up their interest to try and land the former PSG captain.
One club who would be wise to take an interest would be Newcastle United, a club with their own fair share of French players themselves.
The difference with Sakho compared the the majority of their galaxy of former Ligue 1 stars, is he has experience playing in the Premier League.
Newcastle have signed one centre-back this summer, Chancel Mbemba, but alone he cannot be the long term solution for their defence.
Club captain Fabricio Coloccini is 33, and the club need a replacement for him long-term, in addition to a partner.
Sakho could be just the player they need, a player with aerial and physical prowess, and one who at 25-years-old is entering his peak years.
With Euro 2016 around the corner, he needs to be playing to retain his place in the France side, and at Newcastle he could slot into their side, and decrease the pressure on Mbemba, allowing him to ease in as Coloccini's successor, while Sakho strikes up a partnership with the Argentine.
Liverpool bought Sakho for a high price tag, but Talksport report Leverkusen's offer was worth £7 million for him. Closer to £10 million may yield more success, and at this price Newcastle United would be crazy not to take a look at snapping him up.