Newcastle United's interest in Barcelona midfield ace Deco is set to be revived ahead of the January market.

The Northern Echo says Toon boss Sam Allardyce will consider moving for the Portugal international ace should Emre choose to return to Galatasaray when the transfer window reopens.

Emre admitted after Turkey's draw with Malta that: "I want to go back to Galatasaray, and they want me."

The 27-year-old's admission brought encouragement from Galatasaray's vice-president Adnan Polat who said: "This is a transfer we can do in January."