Hoffenheim manager Alfred Schreuder has confirmed Brazilian striker Joelinton will be leaving the club.
Sky Sports News understands Newcastle are in talks with the Bundesliga side over a deal for the 22-year-old.
Hoffenheim left Joelinton out of their squad for a pre-season game on Wednesday.
"It's not my decision, that's what the club does," Schreuder told German outlet Kicker.
"It's always the same in football: when players leave, it also opens up room for other players, and of course it's a shame he's leaving, but it's also a matter of philosophy."
Joelinton scored seven Bundesliga goals in 26 appearances last season and has been capped at U17 level for Brazil.
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