Newcastle are finally on the verge of signing Florian Thauvin from Marseille – taking their summer spend to £50million.
They have been pursuing the 22-year-old winger all summer and the player’s desire to move to St James’ Park has kept their hopes alive.
Toon are offering around £12m for Thauvin and are confident a deal can be completed this week.
He will join Chancel Mbemba, Gini Wijnaldum, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Ivan Toney as the fifth signing of this window.
Hopes of signing Saido Berahino are fading for Toon, however. Tottenham are in pole position to snap up the West Brom striker.