But Bramble’s chances of a move will hinge on whether the Mackems are able to boost their back-line during the transfer window.
QPR new boss Harry Redknapp understood to be firmly interested in taking the 31-year-old to Loftus Road.
And if that doesn't WORRY the Rangers fans . NOTHING will!
Bramble is thought to have grown disenchanted at a lack of first-team football at the Stadium of Shite, with Matt Kilgallon preferred when John O’Shea missed two games with a calf strain.
There are just seven months left on Bramble’s contract and it is almost certain that one of the club’s highest earners will not be offered a new deal to remain on Wearside.
Bramble, an unused substitute in Saturday’s 3-1 defeat by Chelsea, would be free to make a lucrative Bosman move in the summer, but a January switch does appeal to the centre-half.
Martin O’Neill will be wary of leaving his defensive options unnecessarily depleted, with Wes Brown still recovering from an 11-month hiatus through a knee injury.
Source: Newcastle United Mad