NEWCASTLE are reportedly lining up a loan bid for Manchester United outcast Luke Shaw.

The left-back is apparently free to leave the Red Devils in January after failing to impress Jose Mourinho.

There is said to be strong interest in Shaw from Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, who gave the youngster his first-team break at Southampton.

But The Mirror claims Newcastle have now joined the race for Shaw’s signature, with Rafa Benitez believed to be a big fan.

The Spaniard is allegedly looking to strengthen his defence this winter and wants to sign Shaw on a short-term deal, as he lacks the funds to secure a permanent one.