St James’ Park club want new deal for skipper.
Newcastle United remain confident they will persuade captain Fabricio Coloccini to agree a new long-term contract.
The 29-year-old has two years left on his current deal and the Magpies want him to finish his career on Tyneside.
Manager Alan Pardew this week convinced team-mate Jonas Gutierrez to put pen to paper and he insists this could convince Coloccini to follow suit.
“Of course Colo is on the agenda, there is no doubt about that,” Pardew said. “He’s had a terrific start as captain.
“We have a different look to the team and he is part of that, and securing Jonas will only help in the process of trying to secure Coloccini.”
Meanwhile, midfielder Yohan Cabaye is sure he can score the goals to send Newcastle into Europe next season.
“I wanted to discover the Premier League and see if I could play here. Newcastle were the only club to offer me the opportunity,” Cabaye told the Daily Mail.
“It is a great club and for me that was enough. I believe we can get Newcastle into Europe.
“I like to shoot from long distances and I like to score goals. I am pretty sure my first goal will come soon.”