Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor is being linked with a swap bid for Olympique Marseille defender Nicolas N'Koulou.

The Daily Mail says Alan Pardew wants a replacement for Argentine Fabricio Coloccini but N'Koulou's valuation is above what they had earmarked to spend.

However, Marseille may be willing to take a player in exchange as part of the deal and are known to admire Newcastle defender Taylor among others.