Newcastle United has resumed its offer to sign Brazilian striker Joelinton, but is set to make a deal this week.
Mike Ashley is ready to release 36 million pounds for the mighty 22-year-old Hoffenheim striker, but wants to avoid lengthy negotiations.
Newcastle first made their interest in Joelinton public in January and has maintained interest even though Hoffenheim have pushed for £40million.
Ashley hopes to finalise talks with Sheffield Wednesday for Steve Bruce and his coaches on Monday and would ideally like to introduce his new manager a striker to replace the late Ayoze Perez and Salomon Rondon.
Perez joined Leicester City for £30million last week as West Brothers striker Rondon, who was on loan at Newcastle last season and has a £16.5m clause, is expected to join up with former boss Rafa Benitez at Dalian Yifang.
Joelinton scored 11 goals in 35 games last season and also has interest from Premier League Wolves, but also they hesitate to pay the price of Hoffenheim.