On April 9th, Sky Deutschland reported Newcastle United are ‘hot’ for Schalke’s Assan Ouédraogo.

Last month, Fussball News stated the Magpies had sent a scout to watch the 18-year-old closely.

Newcastle are still chasing the midfielder if a fresh report from Sky Deutschland is to be believed.

From Germany, Bayern Munich have shown keen interest in the midfielder, but have decided against the transfer. This was revealed by the youngster’s father, Alassane Ouedraogo.

He said the Bavarian club offered a contract to his son, but an agreement hasn’t been reached with them.

Alassane also revealed the youngster has received offers from the Premier League, explaining there will be discussions with Schalke to make a final decision on his son’s future.

“But we have a valid contract with Schalke and won’t make any hasty decisions. The next step is incredibly important for his personal and footballing development,” he told Sky.

“The financial aspect isn’t crucial, but primarily the idea and trust of the future coach and those responsible. We continue to work together with Schalke to find a great solution for the club and for Assan. I can assure you of that.

“We haven’t yet made a commitment to any club. What we can confirm is that we have received a number of written offers. Not just from Bayern. Many clubs, especially from the Premier League, have dealt very intensively with Assan.

“There are teams from England who would like to sign Assan directly for their professional team in the summer. We will make the right decision as soon as possible.”

Ouedraogo sr. didn’t provide the details of the English clubs who have made offers to sign the Schalke player. Sky state Newcastle have made contact to try to sign Assan in the summer window, but don’t make it clear if they have tabled a proposal.

As well as Eddie Howe’s side, Manchester United, Aston Villa and Liverpool are also in the mix for the teenager. From Germany, RB Leipzig and Eintracht Frankfurt are his interested parties.

It’s claimed Newcastle and other Premier League sides would have to pay £12m [€14m] to sign the Schalke youngster.