Marcos Rocha: "My press adviser talked to me about that and then my agent called me.
"None of them knew anything about it, and neither did [Atletico Mineiro's director of football] Maluf.
"But everyone knows the Premier League is one of the best leagues, it's hard, not everyone can play there, so I can only be thankful."
"Mineiro president Alexandre Kalil does not want any of his top players to leave before their Copa Libertadores campaign, which could go on until July.
"So if I have to go, it will be after Libertadores."
Source: Newcastle United Mad