A gathering of Monday's Newcastle United transfer rumours.
However, it is claimed that after making contact with Arsene Wenger's side last week, the Magpies are not prepared to go that high and would prefer to take the Spaniard on loan.
Elsewhere, Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez has told The Chronicle there is nothing happening regarding the potential signing of Benfica midfielder Andreas Samaris.
Arsenal's Lucas Perez
And the Magpies are perhaps at risk of missing out on Samaris, who The Mirror reported on Monday is keen on a move to the Premier League and will not wait around for a transfer to Tyneside to materialise.
Benitez brought in Florian Lejeune earlier in the window and is said to be keen to streamline his options, while Birmingham are understood to want to strengthen in the Scot's position.
The Spaniard will perhaps hope to be more successful than L'Equipe say he has been in his attempt to offload Massadio Haidara to Saint Etienne.
The French publication reports the left-back, who is surplus to requirements at Newcastle, has turned down Les Verts' contract proposal.
Newcastle United's Grant Hanley