Newcastle close in on Cabella, Janmaat & Riviere

Alan Pardew has pushed ahead with plans to strengthen his squad this summer and could have three new players available for the pre-season friendly tour of New Zealand
By William Joyce

Newcastle United are closing in on the signings of Remy Cabella, Daryl Janmaat and Emmanuel Riviere, Goal understands.

The Magpies are 'very hopeful' of completing the deals before heading to New Zealand on their pre-season tour late next week.

200/1 Newcastle are 200/1 with William Hill to finish in the top four
Cabella is expected to sign early next week, with Newcastle having finally agreed terms with Montpellier for the 24-year-old.

The midfielder, who was part of France's World Cup squad, has been chased by the Tyneside club for over 12 months and should become their fourth signing of the summer following the captures of Siem de Jong, Ayoze Perez and Jack Colback.

But Goal understands that Newcastle are also on the brink of securing deals for Janmaat and Riviere.

Newcastle saw an opening bid for Feyenoord defender Janmaat turned down last week, but sources close to the club have confirmed that they expect to complete his signing before Thursday, with the 24-year-old keen on a move to St James' Park.

Monaco striker Riviere has also attracted interest from Stoke and West Brom, but Newcastle have moved quickly to secure a deal for the 24-year-old.

Riviere will also join up with the rest of the squad in time to make the trip to New Zealand.

Club owner Mike Ashley is also expected to make funds available to sign another striker, while the Magpies are still very much interested in Manchester City duo Jack Rodwell and Micah Richards.