"As it stands there is not a hope in hell that he will be going to Newcastle. In fact I am angry at their attempts to do it, and behind my back also," he told skysports.com
"They have made an approach, but their offer equates to somewhere in the region of £40,000-a-week - which is just ridiculous.
"Why on earth would Tranquilo move to Newcastle for less money? No offence to Newcastle, he would possibly consider going to Arsenal, Liverpool even Tottenham for less - but not Newcastle.
"They have known all along, what it would take to land Barnetta and what he is earning now, and this sort of offer really does border on ridiculous."