Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew is considering a raid of his former club as the Shields Gazette reports that the Eagles are interested in signing Newcastle pair Jonjo Shelvey and Tim Krul this summer.
The Magpies are under no pressure to sell any of their players during the coming months, according to the Shields Gazette, but the fact that the midfielder is one of the highest earners may see Rafael Benitez look to move him off the wage bill ahead of their Championship campaign.
The 24-year-old's initial performances following his January move from Swansea hinted that he could be the man to inspire Newcastle to safety as he offered that creativity that their midfield had previously lacked.
However, he failed to start any of the club's final six matches, and his chances of earning first-team football at St James' Park next season were perhaps dealt a blow as the side went on an unbeaten run during that time, beating the Swans, Crystal Palace and Tottenham along the way.
And with the Shields Gazette reporting that Pardew - who handed Shelvey his professional debut at Charlton eight years ago - is interested in bringing him back to the top flight, it appears that a move could potentially suit all parties.
And it appears that his current Newcastle teammate could be joining him at Selhurst Park next year. Like Shelvey, Krul's career was boosted by Pardew's influence as it was during his time in charge that the Dutchman began to cement himself as the club's number one goalkeeper.
The Shields Gazette reports that the 28-year-old has one year left on his current deal, and while they also claim that he could be tempted into signing an extension, Newcastle may feel that they have to sell this summer if it becomes apparent that the Netherlands international will not agree fresh terms.