Newcastle United have struck terms with Sochaux over a fee for striker Modibo Maiga.

The Sunday Sun says United have agreed a fee in the region of around £6million for Maiga and have verbally agreed terms with the Mali international.

A United delegation was in Paris a fortnight ago to speed up the deal, which is dependant on a medical.

And while Newcastle will not confirm the signing yet - they are still too wary of rival offers for the striker to publicly reveal their hand - all the pieces are in place to land a long-term target.