Borussia Monchengladbach striker Luuk de Jong is close to sealing a move to Newcastle United according to reports.

The 23-year old Dutchman is set to join the Magpies for around £8.5million once Monchengladbach bring in a replacement.

The former FC Twente star has failed to make an impact in Germany and is likely to link up with long-term admirers the Toon before next week's clash with Norwich City.

Ajax and PSV Eindhoven were both in the running to sign de Jong but 'Gladbach's price tag was too hefty allowing Newcastle to go at him alone.

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