On May 13th, Tutto Atalanta explained that Atalanta rejected Newcastle United’s €40m bid for Éderson in the winter market.

Earlier this week, we covered claims from Italy that the Magpies have the midfielder on their agenda for the summer window.

Calciomercato mention Newcastle’s interest in the 24-year-old when discussing the Serie A side’s plans for him and Teun Koopmeiners.

As of now, it’s unlikely for the duo to leave and the Europa League winners will only consider selling them if they request to go and there’s a convincing offer.

When discussing Éderson, Newcastle are the only club mentioned. It’s claimed La Dea will not let him leave for less than €50m in the next window.

Calciomercato say Éderson is ‘extremely skilled’ with recoveries and winning duels, and is seen by many as the ‘strongest midfielder’ in Europe, and his displays for Atalanta have helped him receive a callup from Brazil.

Having already offered €40m in January, Eddie Howe’s side have to raise their proposal by at least €10m to sign the South American in the summer window.

Meanwhile, Gian Piero Gasperini has been speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport, where he was asked if retaining both Koopmeiners and Éderson is more of a ‘hope or utopia’.

“I would like to call it hope, but I don’t know. For Koop, Atalanta have already refused so much, even in January. Playing in the Champions League is a gratification, players come to us willingly, but the salary cap, which Atalanta rightly maintains, can be an obstacle,” he said.

When asked if he expected Éderson to turn out like this, Gasperini explained: “I thought he was an attacking midfielder and in fact he started last season in that role, like at Salernitana. Then I realised his monstrous effectiveness in recoveries: he’s a doberman. If you run away, he’ll come and get you.”