Newcastle United are on red alert after Sevilla midfielder Romaric was left out of his club's pre-season tour to Costa Rica, according to talkSPORT.
The 28-year-old is unlikely to feature in either of the two games the club has arranged after the player's plans to leave for Trabzonspor fell through.
Spanish sources have suggest that no bids have been submitted, but Newcastle are reportedly interested following the sale of Kevin Nolan.
The Ivory Coast international could partner current Newcastle midfielder Cheik Tiote at St James's Park, after a hugely successful season for the Tiote,
Romaric could also help fill the void left by Joey Barton, if the 28-year-old leaves Newcastle during the summer.