Newcastle are set to sign Harvey Barnes after agreeing a £38m deal with Leicester for the winger.
Personal terms are unlikely to be a problem for Barnes, who has been identified as a key target by Eddie Howe. Newcastle have been looking to strengthen on the left flank and are expected to raise funds for their latest signing by selling Allan Saint-Maximin to Al-Ahli.
Leicester wanted £40m for Barnes but have settled on a compromise after holding talks with Newcastle. Barnes scored 13 goals in the Premier League last season but was unable to save Leicester from relegation. The 25-year-old is keen for a new challenge and moving to Newcastle will give him the chance to continue playing in the Premier League.
Newcastle have been able to capitalise on West Ham stalling over their potential move for Barnes. West Ham were favourites to sign the England international but changes in their recruitment team since the end of last season resulted in them failing to submit a bid. Aston Villa and Tottenham were also interested in Barnes.