Moussa Sissoko is looking to join Real Madrid, and is waiting for a call from the Champions League holders.
The France international impressed at the Euro 2016 with France, and has been linked with a move away from Newcastle, since the club were relegated last season.
And Sissoko has admitted he is hoping to receive a call from Zinedine Zidane before the transfer window closes on August 31.
“I hope Real will come for me. I’m still waiting,” he told the BBC World Service.
“If Real Madrid are interested in you, then of course you will be happy, but right now I am still a Newcastle player.”
Sissoko hopes Newcastle fans understand his desire to move to a major club after spending three and a half years on Tyneside.
“They need to understand,” he said. “I gave everything for this club and I want to play some big games. For that I need to go somewhere else.
“I want to play in the Premier League, I want to play for a big club who can get into the Champions League. That’s why I said I want to leave this year.
“I’ve spent a lot of time here and now it’s time to look forward. The fans need to understand my situation. I hope they will and that everything will be okay.”