Barcelona defender Edmilson remains on the radar for Newcastle United boss Sam Allardyce.

The Evening Chronicle says Allardyce has to decide whether to sign Brazilian centre-half Edmilson before the window closes so that he can play again when he is fit again in October or November.

The alternative is to wait until the January window, but Allardyce knows that he would then face competition from the likes of Champions League holders AC Milan for the Barcelona defender.