Real Betis patron Manuel Ruiz de Lopera has tabled a contract offer to Newcastle United winger Albert Luque.

The deal is for two years and worth £700,000-a-season, however Lopera will only agree to sign Luque should he be granted a free transfer by Newcastle.

Luque has told Lopera, says El Mundo Deportivo, that he is happy with the offer, but wants it extended to three years as he will be taking a big cut on his £.1.8 million Newcastle salary.