The 23 year old was linked with a transfer to St James' Park earlier this summer.
Newcastle boss Kevin Keegan has hinted at being interested, saying, "The lad has got two tremendous clubs to pick from, then, if his dad is right.
"We are looking for three more players to come in before the deadline - but they have got to be the right players.
"We need definitely one more defender, there's no doubt about that.
"We are looking for a defender, a midfield player and possibly one more forward.
"We will keep looking right until it (the window) closes. We must get two or three more in, we know that, and we will do."