They claim the Brazilian is still in Germany and is expected to travel with the Hoffenheim squad to the training camp in Windischgarsten.
They go on to suggest that an offer of €40million (£36.14million) may not be enough to tempt the Bundesliga side to part with the forward. And after raising money on the departures of Nico Schulz and Kerem Demirbay, they are not in a position where they have to sell.
Their assessment of the situation is a contradiction to what has been reported in this country. The Telegraph reported the deal between the two clubs has already been agreed.
Newcastle did face competition from Wolves for the 22-year-old but the Midlands-based club are unwilling to match the asking price, The Daily Mail reported.
The Magpies supporters were not surprised with the story coming out of Germany, and after too many broken promises would probably believe their side rather than the British media.
Some of the Newcastle fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on whether or not there was truth in the original reports…
— The Chronicle (@ChronicleNUFC) July 16, 2019
Shock! @NUFC not getting another deal ‘over the line’. The club is rotten to the core
— mark fraser (@mfraser75) July 16, 2019
What a surprise!
— Greg Wilson (@GregWilson09) July 16, 2019
This one of them transfers were Nufc chase him all transfer window don’t look at any other player then when the window shut say something like:
We tried everything possible but we couldn’t get him over the line !
In the meantime loads of players have signed to teams elsewhere
— Gord69H (@Gordsa69Nufc) July 16, 2019
Imagine my shock
— Daniel Barfield (@_DanielBarfield) July 16, 2019
Shock! Waste of time!
— Chris Dodds (@Doddsy1623) July 16, 2019
Oh my god you must be mistaken, why would a false rumour be released about something like this………………..I’m shocked, shocked I must say????????????
— Dave Porter (@Dave82354559) July 16, 2019
When does it end ???? ???? absolute nightmare. I just find it funny now ???? ???? ????
— kevy fitz (@kevymartins) July 16, 2019
Similar to the ‘takeover’, no shock there then.
— Paul (@PHarnett24) July 16, 2019