According to Italian news outlet Calciomercato, as covered by talkSPORT, the Magpies are keeping tabs on Nagatomo’s situation at the San Siro as he ponders a new deal with the club.
Nagatomo has held only a sporadic role in Inter’s side over the past few years, and could leave the club with just under two years remaining on his current contract.
The 31-year-old is an established Japanese international and is one of the most experienced players in Luciano Spalletti’s Inter squad.
Nagatomo has started four Serie A games for Inter this season, and has helped his side to reach 3rd place in the table after seven games.
Newcastle are lacking depth at left-back, as has been highlighted by Paul Dummett’s injury on the opening day of the season, with the likes of Chancel Mbemba deputising since.
Nagatomo could therefore be a steady option if Rafa Benitez opts to pursue another left-back in January.