Schalke are lowering their asking price for Nabil Bentaleb.
The central midfielder was on loan at Newcastle United in the second half of last season.
He impressed with the Magpies and manager Steve Bruce is happy to welcome him back permanently.
And reports in Germany have claimed Newcastle can sign him for £6 million if they wish.
It is almost half the price of the agreement they had within the loan del to make the move permanent.