Liverpool maintain interest for Newcastle skipper Coloccini
The Daily Star says Toon's skipper has yet to sign an extension, with less than 18 months left on his current £65,000-a-week deal.
That has alerted Liverpool, with the Reds' director of football Damien Comolli personally checking on the Argentina star, whose form has played a big part in the Magpies' unbeaten start to the campaign, which has put them third top.
Boss Alan Pardew is keen to keep the skipper - even though Newcastle have tabled reduced terms to one of the highest paid players on their staff.
In return, they are offering a long-term deal that would take the former AC Milan star, 29, virtually to the end of his career.