Newcastle United: One in one out at the Magpies

Borussia Monchengladbach striker Luuk de Jong and Yohan Cabaye Newcastle

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Newcastle are closing in on the signing of Borussia Monchengladbach striker Luuk de Jong, as Yohan Cabaye heads to Paris Saint-Germain.

It has been a busy 24 hours at St James’ Park after Newcastle first of all agreed a deal with PSG that will see Cabaye head back to France for a fee in the region of £20million.

Magpies boss Alan Pardew admitted on Monday that he may be powerless to keep hold of the midfielder after PSG made their first offer of £14million over the weekend.

That first shot across the bow was thrown out but the French side have come back with an improved bid which has been accepted and, as long as the player can pass a medical and agree personal terms, the move will go through.

Pardew will now be on the look-out for Cabaye’s replacement but in the meantime he is set to sign De Jong, who is heading over to Tyneside for a medical.

Pardew has been chasing the Dutchman for some time and almost signed him 18 months ago before he made the switch to the Bundesliga side.

De Jong has failed to settle in Germany and will be hoping to get his career back on track at St James’ Park, where he will spend the rest of the season on loan with a view to a permanent move.

If a deal does go through then De Jong could be in line to make his debut in the big derby clash with Sunderland this weekend.

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