Transfer news: Newcastle set to quickly reinvest Yohan Cabaye money into deal for Borussia Monchengladbach striker Luuk de Jong
The Frenchman is closing on a £23m move to PSG but the Magpies are keen to add a striker as the Bundesliga club confirm de Jong is on his way to Newcastle for a medical
Tuesday 28 January 2014
Newcastle are close to signing Borussia Monchengladbach striker Luuk de Jong after it was announced he has headed to Tyneside for a medical.
The Dutch forward will undergo tests today in order that an initial loan move can be completed with the option of the deal becoming permanent.
German side Gladbach have confirmed the news on their official Twitter account, saying: "Luuk de Jong is not training with the Foals today. The striker is currently on his way to Newcastle for medical checks."
However it is not all good news for Newcastle supporters who look set t lose midfielder Yohan Cabaye to Paris St Germain.
De Jong has reportedly been a target of Alan Pardew for a long time, the manager even attempting to sign the 23-year-old last summer before losing out to Gladbach in a £12.6million switch from FC Twente.
However, the move has not been a success for De Jong and he has struggled to cement a first team place.
Newcastle have been keen to improve their striking ranks with only the on loan Loic Remy, the hideously out of form Papiss Cisse and the ageing and soon to be out of contract Shola Ameobi on their books.
De Jong's first game for the club, if a deal is struck, could be Saturday's derby game with Sunderland.
Latest in Sport
Phil Neville and his fellow Match of the Day pundits given warning by the BBC after 'smash them' comment
Manchester United transfer news and rumours: David De Gea could leave for FREE; £38m for Marquinhos; £37m bid for Mats Hummels;
Transfer news LIVE: Manchester United to make £37m Mats Hummels bid; Inter plan Yaya Toure move; Shola Ameobi joins Crystal Palace
Liverpool transfer news and rumours: Mario Balotelli's agent speaks as Brendan Rodgers swoops for German duo
Andy Murray vs Tomas Berdych - LIVE! Australian Open semi-final latest as Murray wins after losing first set
- 3 Russian girl takes her own life after parents find pornography on her computer
- 4 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 5 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures