Newcastle have been encouraged in their pursuit of Flamengo striker Gabriel Barbosa.
The Brazil international is a target for Newcastle this month.
The Evening Chronicle says Newcastle will be pushing at an open door if they continue to follow up initial interest in Barbosa.
The 25-year-old Brazilian international - nicknamed Gabigol - has been monitored long-term by the Magpies with head of recruitment Steve Nickson scouting the player during trips to South America.
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