Sky Sports says Bentaleb is on Tyneside having a medical with Newcastle, ahead of a loan move from Schalke, which is managed by former Huddersfield boss David Wagner.
Bentaleb has had an agreement with Wagner to seek a move away from S04 since before Christmas.
Newcastle hope to finalise the signing of the ex-Tottenham man later today.
Bentaleb has been with S04 for over three years.
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