Everton striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni could be on his way back to the Northeast.

The Mirror says the Nigerian consortium in talks with Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley see Yakubu as a headline signing should their takeover be successful.

He has been earmarked with Michael Owen apparently heading a string of Toon stars bound for the exit door - but there is anger in Nigeria the cash is not being ploughed into their domestic game.