Andriy Yarmolenko was offered to Newcastle United in the summer transfer window, according to a report in the Chronicle.
Newcastle were put off by Yarmolenko's wage demands, which they felt were excessive, and they decided to bring in Florian Thauvin instead.
However, after seeing Thauvin struggle for form at St. James' Park, the Chronicle suggest that Newcastle could go back to sign the 25-year-old Ukraine international in January.
Steve McClaren's side have acknowledged their need for another injection of quality, on the back of their awful start to the season, and believe Yarmolenko may be available in a cut-price deal, as he has still not signed a contract extension with Kiev.
The signing of Yarmolenko would be an indication of Newcastle's ambitions, as he is one of the most threatening wingers in Europe, but they are unlikely to have a clear run to land him.