It has been reported that Newcastle United face a fresh battle to keep hold of Cheick Tiote.
The Ivory Coast international was linked with a move to Arsenal last week.
The Daily Star reported that interest from Russia is now arriving for the ball-winning midfield ace.
Lokomotiv Moscow see Tiote as an ideal replacement for Lassana Diarra, who could be on the move this week.
Former Chelsea midfielder Diarra is being linked with a return to London at QPR.