Covering the deadline day, Brazilian outlet Globo Esporte brought a few details of Newcastle United’s chase for Flamengo midfielder Matheus França

It was first claimed that the Magpies had been struggling to get to a deal for the 18-year-old, as they made two bids, the last worth €20m, and those were rejected.

Flamengo are said to be demanding €25m, and the time for the deadline was apparently an issue for Newcastle to get the deal done in January.

But not all hope is gone, according to journalist Thayuan Leiras.

He claims that the conversations could continue for a potential summer transfer, especially because the Rio de Janeiro side were in no hurry to sell the player now.

Flamengo had already negotiated João Gomes with Wolverhampton Wanderers, with the young midfielder leaving the club on an €18.7m fee.

So, besides having already lost another promising youngster, the club felt like França should be worth more, since he plays in an attacking position.

Newcastle have been linked to many Brazilian youngsters lately, and in case they keep raising their bids for França, it sounds possible that an agreement could be found soon enough.