Hibs tempted by Caldwell
By Rob Lancaster
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 21-year-old spent a successful four-month loan spell at Easter Road last year and impressed enough to be handed a place in the Scotland squad by national team boss Bertie Vogts.
However he has since failed to make an impact on the first-team squad on his return to the North East and Sir Bobby Robson has decided the player is not in his long-term plans.
Caldwell's representatives are currently in negotiations with Newcastle about a possible pay-off deal, paving the way for the player to move on.
"We are aware that he has been told his contract won't be renewed when it expires, and consequently discussions have started about early termination of that contract," stated the SPL club's managing director Rod Petrie to the Edinburgh Evening Express.