The Magpies appear to be on the verge of sealing a move for the Bordeaux attacker, who has claimed a move to St James' Park could be completed by Wednesday on Twitter
The Magpies have been chasing attacking reinforcements in January since selling Demba Ba to Chelsea and the 26-year-old has revealed that he expects the move to be completed on Wednesday.
The move comes in the midst of a splurge in the market for Alan Pardew, with Montpellier revealing on Tuesday that the Toon have wrapped up a deal for Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa while fellow Frenchman Massadio Haidara is on the verge of completing a switch to St James' Park.
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The forward has scored 12 goals in 27 appearances for les Girondins so far this season and is expected to cost Newcastle somewhere in the region of £3 million.