ARSENAL star Mohamed Eleny is a January transfer target for mega-rich Newcastle, according to reports.
The Egyptian midfielder has been a bit-part player under Gunners boss Mikel Arteta since he took charge.
He has been resigned to the substitutes bench this season, and has barely featured in the Premier League.
And the Mirror report that Toon chief Eddie Howe is targeting the 29-year-old over a deal next month.
His contract runs out next June, but the Magpies want to land him in a cheap move six-months earlier.
Elneny is one of five players Howe is understood to have put on his wishlist ahead of the new transfer window.