Newcastle target Diego Fabbrini can leave Udinese this month - but only on loan.
Alan Pardew has watched the attacker in the past and was linked with him last year.
Udinese are open to sending the youngster out on loan to help further his development, as he has appeared in just seven Serie A matches so far this season, starting only four.
And the club's owner Giampaolo Pozzo says the 22-year-old can depart this month on a short term deal.
"He wants to play more regularly, but the coach can only pick 11 players," Pozzo told Il Messaggero Veneto.
"If he wants to go and play somewhere else then we'll send him out on loan, but we'll never sell him outright because we believe in him."