Newcastle United boss Sam Allardyce has admitted interest in Bolton Wanderers midfielder Abdoulaye Faye.

The Senegal international has been heavily linked with a move to the Magpies since Allardyce was appointed as their manager and was left out of the Bolton squad to face Fulham on Wednesday night.

Allardyce said: "There are some negotiations regarding us and Bolton regarding that but at the moment I don't know how far they've got."