Newcastle was hit by a pursuit of Croatian midfielder Marcelo Brozović.
Magpie was planning a plunge for the Inter Milan star In January, his current contract is due to expire in June 2022.
Intel was initially reluctant to meet Brozović’s £ 5m annual wage demand, but negotiations between the player and his lawyer will soon progress.
The Italian giants now believe they can hold the 29-year-old and sign a deal before Christmas.
Giuseppe Marotta, CEO of the club, said: “Brosovich is optimistic about signing the contract.”
The midfielder has played 18 games against Intel this season, scoring one and two goals.
He loves Milan and his family is settled, so his preference has always been to stay in Italy.
Newcastle wasn’t the only club targeting Croats, he also caught the eye PSG, Manchester United, Chelsea..
Magpies plan to spend a lot of money on both transfer fees and wages after them £ 300m acquisition by Saudi Arabia..
They are currently sitting at the bottom of the Premier League table with 6 points and are the only teams that haven’t won the match yet this season.
He is expected to be given Spending £ 50m during the January transfer period To pull Newcastle out of the relegation zone.
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