According to Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad, Newcastle United's bid to sign Feyenoord striker Nicolai Jorgensen is now over after they missed a deadline to agree a deal.
The Magpies have landed just one signing this month, bringing in Chelsea talent Kenedy on loan until the end of the season, but Rafael Benitez is desperate for more additions.
With Newcastle just one point clear of the relegation zone and in need of a goalscorer, it's imperative that Benitez finds a striker – but his top target appears to be have slipped away.
Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad report that Newcastle's move for Feyenoord striker Nicolai Jorgensen has fallen apart this evening, over a missed deadline from the Magpies.
It's claimed that Feyenoord wanted a deal sorted by 6pm in the Netherlands tonight, because they didn't want any further disruptions as they plan to face PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday night.
With no bid from Newcastle deemed acceptable – the last of which was €17million (£15million) – Feyenoord have now shut the door on a deal, meaning the Danish hitman will be staying at De Kuip this month.
Jorgensen, 27, fired Feyenoord to the Eredivisie title last season, hitting 21 goals in 32 games, whilst he has also notched nine goals in 19 appearances this term.
It's noted that Jorgensen will now head to play in the World Cup for Denmark this summer, which may see his value increase again, with Feyenoord understood to be demanding over €20million (£17.6million) already – which was seemingly beyond Newcastle.