It seems Newcastle United may still have a chance to sign Benjamín Rollheiser from River Plate.

In the past few days, reports from Argentina have been claiming that the winger is the subject of advanced talks to join Benfica, who are trying to get him signed in January.

It turns out that as Portuguese newspaper A Bola today writes about him, they not only say the Eagles are far from getting the transfer done, but also mention Newcastle in the race.

The outlet first denies the negotiations. They confirm that Benfica scout the player, but make it clear that there’s no firm efforts for a January move, adding that the Magpies want him as well.

A Bola even managed to interview Estudiantes president Martin Gorostegui, who also claimed the Argentine club are not engaged in talks for a sale right now.

“What we know of Benfica’s interest is from the press We haven’t received any contact from Benfica. Right now, we’re thinking exclusively about an important game we have coming up. Yes, the Cup final. Then we’ll see what happens and, if that’s the case, we’ll think about it.”

Former Estudiantes president Enrique Lombardi also talked about the youngster.

“He’s an ace! I don’t know what his limit is. He’s a great player. I’ve also heard about interest from Benfica and Newcastle. But what I know now is from the press.”

Featuring for River Plate this season, Rollheiser has 12 goals and eight assists in 56 appearances. The reports about his transfer weren’t very clear on how much Benfica would pay for him, while he’s valued by Transfermarkt at only €8m.