Blackburn Rovers boss Paul Ince is a target for Newcastle United.

The Evening Chronicle says Ince has a long-standing friendship with Toon's director of football Dennis Wise - something which was cemented by their time together with Swindon Town in 2006.

Ince has just joined Blackburn Rovers and, as he is on a four-year deal, compensation would be an issue if United harden their interest.