Newcastle United are eyeing Deportivo La Coruna's £8 million-rated defender Fabricio Coloccini.

The Independent says Coloccini's name has been known to Premier League scouts over the last few years, but there are doubts about his suitability for the English game.

He had an unsuccessful spell at Milan and, moving around in Spain after that, has established himself at Deportivo where he captained the team on occasions last season.