Boro's Championship promotion push has hit rock bottom, having won just once since the turn of the year.
Tony Mowbray is looking for a new face to spark something his team seems to be lacking.
Alan Pardew: "We are going to talk to Middlesbrough.
"I would like to help them out if they want him and hopefully we can conclude that."
But is Sammy the man to inject a winning mentality into the Smogs?
I seriously have my doubts.
'Consistency' is not a word young Sammy has in his dictionary.
Source: Newcastle United Mad