... the 24-year-old, speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, said that he intended to move on from La Liga side when his contract was up in June ... and NOT this week.
He said: "I have decided not to continue in Sevilla.
" When I get to 30 June I will go somewhere else. I have not yet decided where.”
"I have had friendly talks with the club about the possibility of renewing my contract and I would like to return to the club at some point in the future.
“I have left the door open because it's my home club, I would love to return to Sevilla because I'm from Lebrija, Seville.”
Newcastle are not alone, Ligue 1 side Toulouse and Belgian side Anderlecht are also believed to be in the running.