Newcastle ready to close deal for Maiga with medical passed

Newcastle United are ready to close a deal for Sochaux striker Modibo Maiga.

French media sources say Maiga, 24, has passed his medical - which was held on Tuesday in London.

Maiga has agreed terms over a four-and-a-half year contract with Newcastle, which are still to settle on a final price with Sochaux for his transfer.

Toon are expected to cough up between £4-5 million for the striker.

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