Lazio striker Goran Pandev claims Newcastle United have launched a bid for his services.
The Macedonia international's future has been the source of much debate of late after he revealed interest from Bayern Munich.
Liverpool and Valencia were also mooted as admirers of the 24-year-old, who has scored eight goals in 16 Serie A appearances this season.
But reports now suggest that new Magpies manager Kevin Keegan has identified Pandev as an ideal recruit for his St James' Park revolution.
Pandev says a decision regarding his future is not solely in his hands, but intimated Newcastle are keen on an immediate deal.
"This morning the people from the club told me about the offer from Newcastle," Pandev told Makedonski Sport.
"Keegan's club want the negotiations to start soon, but I don't know anything about the figures and a possible sum.
"I am used to offers lately, but I don't decide, so this time it's not up to me again.
"Several days ago we agreed with Lazio for me to stay up to June, but anything is possible."
Macedonian reports suggest Newcastle would be willing to pay 15million euros (£11.2m) for Pandev, who joined Lazio in 2004.