Alan Pardew wants the 25-year-old to provide competition on the left flank.
Newcastle have deployed their fabled scouting team to track Norwich winger Anthony Pilkington ahead of a possible January bid.
Pilkington, a former Manchester United youth player, was previously linked with a move to Tyneside during the summer and the Mirror claims the Magpies will continue to watch the 25-year-old during the first half of the season.
Alan Pardew’s side made no permanent signings in the transfer window, much to the chagrin of Toon supporters, with the acquisition of French striker Loic Remy on loan the sole fruit of Director of Football Joe Kinnear’s labour.
It’s understood Pardew wants to provide competition down the left flank for Jonas Gutierrez and youngster Sammy Ameobi, whose form this term saw him called up to the England under-21 squad, and has been impressed by Pilkington.
Gutierrez has been a mainstay in the Newcastle side since his arrival from Real Mallorca in 2008 and has been automatic selection during Pardew’s near-three year tenure at St James’ Park, despite scoring just 10 goals 176 games.
But the former Reading, West Ham and Charlton boss is looking to shake things up and hopes to bring in a number of new faces when the transfer window reopnes.