The Sun says the Magpies' bid to sign Spain winger Capel is being held up by fresh wage demands.
County are willing to give the free agent £10,000 a week, plus £5,000 a game. But his advisers want more after checking the amount of UK tax he would pay.
The League Two club are frustrated while Capel , 30, lets the middle men haggle and possibly wreck the chance of his move.
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