Newcastle United are interested in signing Steven Caulker in the summer transfer window, according to The Shields Gazette.
The 24-year-old central defender has been on the books of QPR since 2014, but he was out on loan this past season.
The England international played on loan for Southampton during the first half of the 2015-16 campaign before joining Premier League rivals Liverpool in the January transfer window.
Caulker struggled for playing time for the Saints and the Reds, but Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez wants to sign the centre-back in the summer, according to The Shields Gazette.
Caulker does have experience of playing in the Championship from a loan spell at Bristol City, but it will be interesting to see if QPR sell him to Newcastle.
Rangers will be aiming to finish in the top six of the Championship next season, and so will Newcastle, who got relegated from the Premier League at the end of the 2015-16 campaign.