According to fresh reports on Tuesday morning, Newcastle United have launched a bid for Santos star Angelo Gabriel. This comes from Brazilian journalist Guido Bortolomasi, who claims that we’ve offered €25m (around £21.8m) after having an initial bid rejected for the 17-year-old talent; who’s been linked on more than one occasion over the past year following Steve Nickson scouting missions.

He adds that Santos president Rueda is expected to accept our second proposal. It’s thought he originally wanted more like €30m (£26.1m) for the attacking midfielder, but is tempted to accept a slightly lower fee now the player has entered the final two years of his contract. It’s believed Barcelona have first refusal and an option to sign the youngster for €35m, however the La Liga giants are NOT expected to act upon that, meaning we could have a free run – for now – at the highly-rated Brazilian who has already made 92 appearances at senior level.