Sam Allardyce flew to Spain on Thursday in an attempt to persuade the 30-year-old to join the Magpies, and if the newspaper reports are right ... he impressed the defender.
AC Milan In The Frame For Toon Target
But the former Lyon defender is now being watched by Italian giants AC Milan despite the knee injury which is expected to rule him out until October.
Edmilson is understood to have told the Magpies he is ready to head for St James' Park, but that was before Milan entered the race.
Suddenly Barca president Joan Laporta, who had earlier given Newcastle permission to talk to the player, has also told the Italians they are free to talk.
Newcastle will reopen discussions with the Nou Camp hierarchy on Monday, but so will Milan.