Joe Kinnear backed the defender, saying the offer of Loic Remy would not sway United into a deal.
Newcastle thought they had landed £8million France international Loic Remy in January, only for the Marseille man to opt for a more lucrative deal at QPR instead.
His goals, however, could not prevent the Londoners from slipping back into the Championship and he is available once again.
Sources on Tyneside had previously indicated that there was little appetite to reconsider a man who had initially turned down the opportunity to head for St James' Park.
However, there has been a change of stance from Alan Pardew . who said today "Remy is a player I want to bring here."
Rangers boss Harry Redknapp has asked for central defender Steven Taylor in a player-plus-cash deal . and you know what . Alan "The Doormat" is interested!
Source: Newcastle United Mad