According to Dutch daily De Telegraaf(via Inside Futbol), Newcastle’s chances of landing Feyenoord striker Nicolai Jorgensen before Wednesday deadline are very slim, with the Eredivisie outfit not interested in a late deal after the Toons failed to meet their Monday ultimatum.
Losing Jorgensen, 27, at this time of the window would see the club “panick-buy” and even overpay for any target, but they could still be tempted into doing business if Newcastle are ready to pay their £22million asking price.
The Toons are willing to break their £16million record fee to land the Denmark international striker, but both parties have yet to come to a conclusion.
Newcastle are ready to double Jorgensen’s wages, but the player understands Feyenoord’s position and is ready to stay put until summer.
Manager Rafa Benitez still wants to add a striker to his squad before Thursday, and failure to do so could increase their chances of dropping down to the Championship again.
With Feyenoord playing hard ball over Jorgensen, though, it remains to be seen if the Spaniard will pull out all the stops to land his man.