The People says Stamford Bridge boss Andre Villas-Boas is plotting a shock move for Ameobi.
But Chelsea will face a fight to tempt the Geordies into doing business, with boss Alan Pardew last night insisting Ameobi will not be going anywhere.
"Sammy is a bit different. He offers - especially with Gabriel Obertan at the moment being injured - something different. We've got to see how bad Obertan is but Sammy isn't going anywhere."