Newcastle United’s pursuit of MLS star Miguel Almiron appears to have stalled as the Magpies have not yet made a fresh bid for Atlanta United midfielder since their opening offer back in December.

Chronicle Live report that the Magpies are yet to make any progress on a potential deal for the Paraguay international.

Almiron is thought to be one of Rafael Benitez’s prime targets this month with Newcastle are battling to stay in the Premier League.

The club’s head of recruitment Steve Nickson travelled to the US to hold talks with the MLS side and the player’s agent, Daniel Campos but Newcastle’s offer is not believed to be anywhere near the £25 million price tag that Atlanta have put on the 24-year-old.

Rafa Benitez’s future at Newcastle is always a talking point, especially during transfer windows, with the Spaniard often appearing frustrated at the lack of financial backing he gets from owner Mike Ashley.

The Newcastle boss has been very dismissive towards the club’s transfer activity since their heavy defeat at Anfield on Boxing Day, with concerns rising about who could be coming through the doors this month.