With Mathieu Debuchy presumably out the door to Arsenal, Newcastle have been linked with Micah Richards, Daryl Janmaat, and Ricardo van Rhijn among others as potential replacements at right back.
Manchester City are willing to accept a knockdown fee for Micah Richards.
Micah Richards, who was just playing himself back into contention after a hamstring injury, left today's League Cup tie with another injury.
Sky Sports understands Manchester City are to open talks with Micah Richards about a new contract.
Manchester City are planning to hold contract extension discussions with defenders Micah Richards and Pablo Zabaleta.
Manchester City fought back from 3-0 down to beat Chelsea 4-3 thanks to a late winner from Micah Richards, in a thrilling friendly at a sold-out Busch Stadium in St Louis.