Newcastle United are thought to be interested in signing West Bromwich Albion defender Kyle Bartley.
The 30-year-old is expected to leave the club this summer, and Crystal Palace are also keen on him.
According to the Telegraph, the player could be available for around £3 million because of his contract situation.
Bartley has just one year left on his current deal, and the Baggies will not want to lose him on a free transfer next year.
It makes sense to cash in on the player in the coming months, and the Magpies are eyeing a cut-price move for him.
Newcastle could definitely use some defensive reinforcements, and Bartley could be a useful short-term addition.
He has the experience of playing in the Premier League and could help Steve Bruce’s side tighten up at the back.
At the price quoted, Bartley would be a low-risk signing and could end up being a bargain.
Meanwhile, Palace are set to lose several players on a free transfer and will need to strengthen their defence.
Bartley could prove to be an alternative for the experienced Gary Cahill, who did not renew his contract this summer.