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Newcastle close in on Haidara

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Massadio Haidara is on the verge of signing for Newcastle © PA Photos
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Nancy defender Massadio Haidara will be joining Newcastle after a deal was agreed, the French Ligue 1 club have announced on their website.

Haidara, 20, will travel to Newcastle for a medical, with the switch likely to be finalised on Tuesday. The Magpies tabled an offer four days ago, but it had been thought he was hoping for a switch to Serie A.

Confirming the full-back's move, Nancy said: "After 46 games and two-and-a-half years in the Nancy shirt, Massadio Haidara is leaving his former club for Newcastle United, currently sixteenth in the Premier League.

"The two clubs have reached an agreement and will finalise the transfer on Tuesday."

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