Newcastle United hope to secure Fabricio Coloccini to a new contract before the end of the month.

The Sunday Sun says Coloccini's agent will jet over from Argentina in the next 10 days in a bid to seal a five-and-a-half year contract that will see him end his career at St James' Park. Talks have been mothballed for months because both parties want to do business face-to-face.

And news that a meeting has been scheduled ties in with United sources claiming a contract WILL be signed before the end of this transfer window.