Newcastle confident signing Monaco winger Riviere
L'Equipe says the 24-year-old striker is keen on a move to Tyneside as both clubs have got "close" to a deal being complete.
A fee of close to 6m has been quoted for Rivière, a powerful centre-forward who has yet to be capped but has played at all other levels for France.
Newcastle are currently in talks with Monaco and an agreement is imminent.
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