Chairman Chris Mort: "I think all the players are enjoying playing under Kevin - you can see that in the way they play.
"I would imagine Michael was in that camp as well.
"He seems to be enjoying his game. He has got his contract this year and next year but it obviously makes sense to sit down with Michael and secure him for the long term if we can.
"I know that Kevin is very fond of Michael so I would hope that we could sit down and do something.
"We've had people looking at players througout Europe in recent months and there will certainly be players in," Mort said.
"We've got a good-quality set of players already but we'll look to add to that in the summer.
"We're not going to do anything that isn't sensible for the long-term future of Newcastle United.
"We're a big club, we have funds available and we've got a great supporter base so we will help Kevin but we're not going to do anything silly.
"I'm not going to comment on any names.
"We'll sit down with the manager and work out with him who we should go after.
"Everything we've done with the club, we've looked to take a medium to long-term view. So we're going to look to bring in players who are going to be at Newcastle for a long time."