Two months ago, multiple reports from Germany discussed Newcastle United’s interest in Niklas Süle. It was stated the Bayern Munich defender has long had the desire to make a switch to the Premier League.

The 26-year-old is out of contract with the Bavarian club at the end of the season and as per Sport1, the negotiations between the two parties ‘have been difficult for months’.

That’s because the first proposal from the Bundesliga winners didn’t convince the centre-back, who has a wish to enter into the €10m [gross] per year bracket.

Newcastle get a mention and it’s claimed the Tyneside club could ‘immediately’ meet the demands set by the player. However, the option to join the Magpies is ‘not seriously considered’ by the Germany international.

A move to St James’ Park can help Süle see his wages improve, but he if were to leave Bayern, the report says he wants to join a club that challenge for silverware every season and also plays in the Champions League.

Sport1 explain that the renewal talks are currently on hold and both parties are set to resume negotiations in mid-February.

Eddie Howe’s side can take advantage of Bayern’s failure to renew the defender’s contract, but they have to persuade Süle to join them in January.