Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce has admitted Kieron Dyer could leave the club over “family problems”.
The 28-year-old midfielder has been at the centre of speculation that he wants a move away from St James’ Park after eight years for more than a week amid claims he is unhappy on Tyneside.
Allardyce revealed at the weekend he would hold talks with the England international in an effort to discover his feelings, and having done so, is now attempting to resolve the issue.
He said: “At the moment, there’s a problem from a family point of view and we have to try to see whether we can resolve that, and if we cannot, then that may well result in Kieron looking to leave the club for that reason and that reason alone.
“That’s the discussion we have had. It’s obviously disappointing for me, but it is one I understand.
“If somebody has got a problem they cannot resolve, then ultimately in the long run, it is better for the club and better for him if you can resolve that problem.
“If that’s away from here, then so be it.”