Daniel van Buyten has revealed he has held talks with Newcastle United

The 27-year-old Marseille defender, who spent time on loan with Manchester City in 2004, is currently in Germany with Hamburg.

Van Buyten claims he has already held talks with Newcastle boss Graeme Souness.

“I have spoken to Graeme Souness and he said that he wants me and five or six others,” said van Buyten.

“He [Souness] said that he wants to rebuild and that next season Newcastle are going for the Champions League at least. He also said that Newcastle will even try for the Premier League title.

“He told me that I will play alongside Jean-Alain Boumsong and that Boumsong already knows.

“I do not know yet if I will even leave Hamburg but they are not in Europe next season and I want to play in the Champions League, that is my ambition.”