The agent of Atletico Mineiro fullback Marcos Rocha has revealed the interest of Newcastle United.

Newcastle made enquiries for Rocha during the summer market and may return with Lille fullback Mathieu Debuchy having second thoughts about a move to England next month.

Fernando do Paula said: "In the winter we considered offers from Rubin Kazan, Atletico Madrid and Newcastle United, all of whom have expressed interest in my client.

"Rocha has already established his name in Brazil and is ready for a new challenge."