Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez is weighing up a move for Deportivo La Coruna defender Fabian Schar, according to a report.
The Switzerland international has yet to return for pre-season training, having been given an extended rest following his three outings at this summer's World Cup.
Schar is keen for a move away from the Spanish club following their relegation from La Liga last season, and the Newcastle Chronicle claims that Newcastle could offer the 26-year-old an escape route.
United are said to have already made contact with Deportivo and have discovered that the centre-back has a £3m release clause inserted in his contract.
The report also indicates that Swansea City's Federico Fernandez is another option for Benitez, albeit on loan.body check tags ::