Reports from England have suggested that Newcastle United are close to signing Hoffenheim's Joelinton, but Kicker claims that no imminent deal is expected.
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On Monday, The Telegraph reported that Newcastle 'have a deal in place' to sign Hoffenheim's Joelinton.
However, the 22-year-old isn't set to leave imminently, according to Kicker, who claims that he's expected to travel with the rest of the team to the club's training camp in Windischgarsten on Thursday.
Newcastle are willing to offer around €40 million for Joelinton, according to reports from England.
The question is if that is enough to persuade Hoffenheim into selling the Brazilian striker who is under contract until 2022.
Newcastle were already linked with Joelinton in January. Back then, Hoffenheim turned down several offers for the striker.
"To be honest, it's not about one or five clubs. There are a dozen of clubs interested in him," Hoffenheim boss Alexander Rosen told Bild in February.
"We have developed great strength to be able to say no - which we have proven a number of times in the past.
"It's about knowing your place in the food chain. There are fewer clubs that are above us compared to three, four or five years ago. But at a certain point, things are unstoppable," Rosen explained.
Joelinton, who has also been linked with Wolverhampton, scored 11 goals and made nine assists in 35 appearances during the 2018/19 season.