Magpies boss Alan Pardew had seemingly given up on bringing the Turkish international to St James’ Park after a £7 million move for him broke down at the last minute.
That was two weeks ago and Pardew appeared to turn his attentions towards Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge.
But he is still keen on the striker and it is understood that the deal for the 25-yea-old isn’t dead.
Pardew is keen to build a dynamic squad around the likes of Hatem Ben Arfa, Dan Gosling, Sylvain Marveaux and Yohan Cabaye.
The signing of Erdinc would be a major coup with Pardew looking to use his experience of working with young players to mould a squad capable of challenging at the top end of the Premier League
He told The Sun: “I have always worked well with young sides. The one at Reading was full of exuberance. That is something we missed last year.
“But guys like Demba Ba, Marveaux and Cabaye have great pace and energy.”
It would prove a massive boost to the club who have yet to replace Andy Carroll and Pardew wants him in before the transfer window closes.