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Mainz confirm Newcastle deal for Japan international Muto

Newcastle's transfer window might finally be picking up after German club Mainz announced striker Yoshinori Muto was heading to St. James' Park.

According to Goal, the deal is worth £9.5 million. Muto will become Rafa Benitez's fourth signing on the summer joining Martin Dubravaka, Kenedy (loan) and Ki Sung-yueng (free).

"News on Yoshinori Muto. The Japanese is about to change Mainz for Newcastle," the club announced on Twitter.

A statement from Mainz added: "Yoshinori Muto will not return to the Bruchweg as planned on Friday after his extended World Cup vacation.

"The Japanese striker is facing a possible move to England in the Premier League.

"The clubs are, as far as the terms of the contract, largely agreed, however, are around the change still time-consuming formalities to be done."

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