Despite starting just one of their last ten games for Fulham FC as the club were relegated, Darren Bent could be set to remain in the Premier League.
Parent club, Aston Villa, are keen to offload the 30-year-old due to the striker’s high wages.
The Daily Express reports that Newcastle United are keen on a move for the former-Sunderland forward.
Bent has already ruled out a return to Craven Cottage in the Championship.
“I’ve enjoyed my time down here but obviously it hasn’t gone well,” he said. “I haven’t played as much football as I would have liked.
“When I first came here I hoped it was going to be a case of playing fairly regularly, but it just wasn’t meant to be.”
Newcastle are looking for a striker to replace Loic Remy, who is generating interest from Liverpool and Arsenal.
Ex-Charlton man, Bent, scored six goals in thirty appearances for Fulham last season and has netted 21 league goals for Aston Villa since his £24m switch in 2011.
Remy remains contracted at Championship side Queens Park Rangers until 2017.