Chelsea goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini is in Newcastle United's sights.

The News of the World says Toon boss Sam Allardyce is on the lookout for a new keeper with Shay Given injured and has targeted Chelsea No2 Cudicini on loan.

Allardyce said: "We do not have an experienced goalkeeper so I will be looking for one over the next couple of days.

"Initially it will be on loan but we want one with the right experience."