Newcastle United have been credited with an interest in Barcelona’s Brazilian centre back Marlon Santos.
Reports claim Newcastle are on the brink of landing the defender on a season-long loan deal.
Newcastle are reported to be prepared to pay €2m to loan the defender, who also spent last season on loan in Ligue 1 with Nice.
A report by Sport stated: "The deal, which isn’t complete, is dependent on Marlon being granted a work permit. Newcastle don’t have the option to make the move permanent.
"Marlon has been part of the first team squad at Barça this summer and played a role in their preseason matches on the US Tour.
"The defender performed well but with the signing of Clement Lenglet, as well as being a non-EU player, there simply isn’t room for Marlon at Barcelona."