The Sunday Sun says former Paris St Germain star Pancrate, spent three days on trial on Tyneside last week.
And the 29-year-old will fly back into Newcastle tomorrow night hopeful of clinching a long-term contract, insisting: "In my blood, I am black and white."
Pancrate has been given a glowing report on the area from two former Magpies.
"He called Habib Beye and Didier Domi, and they told him Newcastle is a good city and a great club," said agent Farid Belkacemi. "He is also very friendly with Didier Digard of Middlesbrough who told him the same."