Luuk De Jong set for Newcastle medical

The 23-year-old has been pushing for a January move after growing disillusioned at Borussia Monchengladbach and seems set to join the Magpies
Borussia Monchengladbach have revealed that striker Luuk de Jong is on the verge of completing a move to Newcastle.

The Bundesliga club delivered the following statement on their official Twitter account on Tuesday: "Luuk de Jong does not train with the Foals today. The attacker is on his way to his medical at Newcastle."

De Jong, 23, is a long-term target of Alan Pardew and spoke candidly on Saturday over his desire to move and seek first-team football after falling out of the Monchengladbach starting XI.

He told Goal: "I still have a week [to consider a transfer]. I just want to play again. I would still love to play for Monchengladbach, but when that's not possible I will look somewhere else."

The news of a move for the Netherlands international follows the expected departure of Yohan Cabaye to Paris Saint-Germain in a £20 million deal.

De Jong moved to Germany in July 2012 after winning the Eredivisie under Steve McLaren with FC Twente in 2009-10 and scored eight goals in 31 games in his debut season in the Bundesliga.

He has failed to score in his 13 appearances this campaign.