England Under-19 striker Adam Campbell could be heading to St Mirren on loan from Newcastle United, the Paisley club have confirmed.
The 18-year-old featured in the Magpies' 2-0 win in a pre-season friendly at St Mirren Park this week.
And the Buddies have not given up on midfielder Conor Newton, 21, returning for a second loan spell from Newcastle.
St Mirren manager Danny Lennon said: "There has been a conversation with Newcastle about Adam."
both helped the Buddies lift the Scottish Communities League Cup last season while on loan from Newcastle.
has returned to St James' Park, where he is staking a claim for a first-team place, while manager Alan Pardew is considering sending midfielder Newton on loan to a Championship club.
Campbell is also wanted by a club in English football's second tier - believed to be Brighton - but Lennon is hopeful of beating them to his signature.
"He is a player that is well thought of down at Newcastle and he is on the lips of many St Mirren fans right now," said Lennon.
"He is a player that, from what I've seen of him on DVD and the 20 minutes I saw of him on Tuesday night, is dynamic, quick and who handles the ball well.
"You don't go to a big club like Newcastle if you don't have quality and ability. It doesn't surprise me that others are looking to get him.
"But, if you look at the development of Conor Newton and fantastic development of Paul Dummett, Newcastle know that their players are well looked after here.
"Alan Pardew said to me the other night that, in Paul, he sent us a boy and we sent him back a man.
"We have cemented a good relationship with Newcastle in terms of taking loan players for them. It's beneficial for all three parties."
Meanwhile, it is understood that Newton will only move to a Championship club with play-off ambitions but will settle for a return to St Mirren as a second choice if a suitable offer does not materialise.
"We saw the other night with the reception Conor got that he is loved up at this club," added Lennon.
"He is part of this family and it would be terrific to have him back. But it has to be right for all three parties."