Metz defender Sebastien Bassong has revealed he is to have a trial at Newcastle.
Bassong is looking to leave Metz and he is hoping to secure a move to England.
Everton have been credited with an interest in the 22-year-old, but Newcastle have stolen a march on their Premier League rivals by offering him a trial on Tyneside.
Bassong is determined to do everything he can to impress Magpies boss Kevin Keegan and win a move to St James' Park.
"It's a very good thing for me," Bassong told French TV.
"Newcastle are not nothing.
"I will give everything and we will see how my situation is later."