Ghana international and Chelsea star Christian Atsu is reportedly set to complete a season-long loan move to Championship side Newcastle, according reports.
Sky Sports say an option to buy the 24-year-old midfielder who signed for Chelsea in a £3.5m deal from Porto in 2013 outright is also under discussion between both clubs.
Atsu is yet to make a first-team appearance for the Blues having been loaned out in each of his three seasons since signing a five-year contract with the 2012 Champions League winners.
Atsu joined Chelsea’s affiliate Vitesse Arnhem in 2013-14, Everton in 2014-15 and both Bournemouth and Malaga last season.
He has 42 caps for Ghana, where he began his career with Feyenoord Fetteh before joining Porto’s academy in 2009.
Meanwhile, Newcastle midfielder Cheik Tiote, who has been pictured in Istanbul, is understood to be close to a move to Galatasaray.