Newcastle have made a loan enquiry for Celtic midfielder Olivier Ntcham.
Celtic would prefer an option to buy clause added into any loan deal, with the 24-year-old Frenchman entering the final 18 months of his Parkhead contract.
Ntcham - who has made it clear he wants to leave Celtic - is also a target for Ligue 1 club Marseille while Lyon also have a long-standing interest in the player.
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The midfielder has made seven league starts this season and has missed some games due to self-isolating after Celtic's Dubai training camp earlier in January.
He was denied a deadline-day move to Brest in October and West Brom made an enquiry for him earlier this month.
Newcastle are keen on bringing in a midfielder on loan ahead of Monday's transfer deadline, with boss Steve Bruce confirming his interest in Leicester midfielder Hamza Choudhury on Friday.
"It's somebody we've liked," he said. "It has been reported, but I'm never going to speak about anybody else's player, I think that would be wrong. But it's somebody we do like, yes."
The winter transfer window is open until Monday, February 1 at 11pm.
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