Routledge is a former England under-21 international
Nottingham Forest have made an approach for Newcastle winger Wayne Routledge, BBC Radio Nottingham understands.
The 26-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at former club QPR but failed to agree personal terms on a permanent return to Loftus Road.
Routledge helped Newcastle to the Championship title in 2009/10 but is now surplus to requirements.
Manager Steve McClaren has made only one signing since joining the Reds, with
Andy Reid penning a two-year deal