Newcastle are interested in signing Espanyol goalkeeper Carlos Kameni, according to reports in Spain.
It is understood that the Magpies sent scouts to see Kameni in action against Numancia at the weekend.
The Cameroon international did not have the best of afternoons as Numancia prevailed in a 4-3 thriller, but he remains highly regarded.
Espanyol have stressed that it is normal to have scouts at their matches, while they have also denied receiving any official offers for Kameni.
Kameni's contract expires next summer and there has been speculation for many months that his next destination could be an English club.
Tottenham were believed to be keen on bringing in the 24-year-old over the summer.