Newcaste target former Kop star

The 28-year-old is expected to be interested in a return to the Premier League, following an unsuccessful spell at Roma.

Riise joined Roma from Liverpool for £4million in the summer.

Kinnear said: “We need two players in as soon as possible, and I have them in mind. One is with Roma and he is not in the team at the moment. The other is a player who has already scored against us this season.”