Magpies almost lost key defender in the January transfer window.
Argentinian outfit San Lorenzo are hoping to be able to persuade Newcastle United to part company with their skipper Fabricio Coloccini, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
The Argentina international has been at St James’ Park for five years now, having arrived in the north east from Liga side Deportivo La Coruna for £10.3 million in August 2008.
And in the intervening five-year period on Tyneside, the 31-year-old defender has become a hugely popular figure at the club, playing in 163 Premier League matches, and scoring four goals in the process.
Meanwhile overall, the centre back has featured in 184 games for Newcastle in all competitions, hitting the back of the net on five occasions.
However, with a contract with Newcastle that runs until the end of June 2016, San Lorenzo may find it hard to convince Newcastle head coach Alan Pardew to allow his influential captain to return to his homeland this summer.
“I have the intention of having a meeting with Fabricio and talking about the conditions of his arrival to San Lorenzo,” said San Lorenzo president Matias Lammens.
“We understand that Newcastle don’t have too much interest in the summer other than keeping Coloccini in their squad.